Boiko, Loovochkin excluded from Opposition Bloc faction for betraying voters' interests — Vilkul
People's Deputies Yuriy Boiko and Serhiy Liovochkin have been excluded from the Opposition Bloc faction in the Verkhovna Rada because they betrayed their voters' interests, the faction's co-chairman Oleksandr Vilkul has said.
"Boiko and Liovochkin were excluded from our faction because they betrayed our voters' interests'," Vilkul told journalists in the parliament on November 20.
As was earlier reported, the Opposition Bloc faction on November 20 morning decided to exclude Boiko and Liovochkin from the faction.
On November 9, Yuriy Boiko, a co-chairman of the Opposition Bloc political party and the namesake parliamentary faction, and Vadym Rabinovich, a member of the parliament who does not belong to any faction in the parliament and the leader of the For Life party, signed an agreement on creating the Opposition Platform — For Life bloc.
On November 15, Rabinovich said he would not run for president of Ukraine; however, he would be at the top of his party's list for the elections to the Verkhovna Rada in the fall of 2019. The day after he said Boiko would be a single candidate from the Opposition Platform — For Life bloc in the upcoming presidential elections in Ukraine scheduled for March 2019.