Serhii Kaplin was nominated for the President of Ukraine at the Congress of the Party of European Socialists in Lisbon
The Ukrainian Social Democratic Party takes part in the 11th Congress of the Party of European Socialists, which takes place in Portugal. PES is the union of all the socialist and social democratic parties of Europe. The SDP is the only political force from Ukraine, which was invited to the global assembly of the left forces.
The PES congress is attended by the High Representative for the Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany Federika Mogerini, the Prime Ministers of Spain, Portugal and Malta, British Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn.
At the congress, Ukrainian Social Democrats held consultations with their PES colleagues, presented their program and leaders. With the participation of European socialists, the SDP political council held a meeting and nominated a candidate for the presidency of Ukraine. The European Left appreciated the plan of the Ukrainian Social Democrats and their choice and supported the candidacy of Serhii Kaplin.
"There is a great interest in Ukraine and its future at the congress of the Party of European Socialists. I am proud that the SDP is the only Ukrainian left party that was invited to such a historic meeting. It is very honorable that the world leaders here supported the political council of the Social Democratic Party and authorized me to run for the President of Ukraine to build a successful European Social Democracy in Ukraine. Therefore, to implement decent wages and pensions, jobs and social justice. I thank the leaders of the European countries and the EU functionaries for their guidance and wishes for victory. Now we are looking forward for our PES colleagues at our Forum in Ukraine, where we will confirm this decision ", - said Serhii Kaplin.
European socialists are also preparing for the election - at the congress PES is nominating a common candidate for President of the European Parliament Frans Timmermans.