13:44 15.04.2019

Participants of the "People Matter" movement announced the creation of a political party

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Right-liberal political party "People Matter" ("Liudy Vazhlyvi") will appear in Ukraine. This was announced by the participants of the movement by the same name during the "Choice Matters" Forum that took place on April 13 in Kyiv. The party’s Constituent Assembly is scheduled for May 18.

The event, attended by over 1,000 participants, was held under the slogan "Choice Matters" and brought together opinion leaders from different spheres of life: business owners, renowned bloggers and journalists, regional and industry leaders. Rostyslav Pavlenko, representative of Petro Poroshenko’s election headquarters, and Dmytro Razumkov, speaker of Volodymyr Zelensky's election headquarters, took part in the Forum as members of the discussion panel.

During the event, the members of the "People Matter" movement presented a document with "red lines" for the next President, which constituted a number of requirements. In particular, the document underlined the necessity of Ukraine's accession to the EU and NATO, the need for reforming the judiciary system of the country, continuing the anti-corruption effort, launching the Anticorruption court, introducing the land reform and large-scale privatization of state-owned enterprises, etc.

"The future president must take into account these requirements. Otherwise, the country will not survive", - said the participant of the movement, executive director of the Ukrainian Institute for the Future Victor Andrusiv.

In addition, the event organizers summarized the results of the last 5 years in Ukraine by presenting the analysis of the Coalition Agreement "European Ukraine" that was signed in 2014 by five fractions of the Ukrainian parliament.

"With over 500 commitments set out on 77 pages, we managed to realize approximately 55%. Based on the detailed analysis of the Agreement, we have formed our vision for the plan of the country’s future development. Regardless of who will be the President, we will act", - said the participant of the movement, the head of the Better Regulation Delivery Office Oleksiy Honcharuk.

During the Forum there was a debate between the two representatives of Presidential candidates: Rostyslav Pavlenko and Dmytrо Razumkov. Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelian, economist Pavlo Sheremeta, political scientist Taras Berezovets and Deputy Chairman of the Strategic Group of Counselors under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Pavlo Kukhta also joined the discussion panel.

The culmination of the event was the announcement of the creation of a new right-liberal party "People Matter" ("Liudy Vazhlyvi"). The main ideological foundations of the new political force are outlined in the Manifesto of Ukrainian Liberals. In particular, the party will advocate individual freedom and the rule of law, the establishment of a state the main goal of which is the provision of services to the citizens of the country, reduction of tax burden, introduction of a land market and e-governance.

"The Manifesto of Ukrainian Liberals has already united all those who truly believe in qualitative and meaningful changes. Right liberalism is about individual freedom. Let's unite around the real change, because it's not about who will be elected the President. The important thing is what we will do. We choose to act and announce the creation of a new political force", - said the member of the Kyiv City Council, chairman of the deputy group " Kyiv team", participant of the "People Matter" movement Sergiy Gusovsky.

The Constituent Assembly of the "People Matter" political party is scheduled for May 18th.

Information for references:

"People Matter" ("Liudy Vazhlyvi") is a right-liberal movement, the ideological outlook of which is based on the priority of the rights of the people, their individual, economic, political freedom and dignity. More information on the values of the movement can be found by reading the Manifesto of Ukrainian Liberals: https://lyudy.com.ua/manifest/eng. The news of the movement can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/lyudyvazhlyvi.

The coordinating council of the "People Matter" movement includes: First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Maksym Nefyodov, member of the Kyiv City Council, chairman of the deputy group "Kyiv team" Sergiy Gusovsky, executive director of the Ukrainian Institute for the Future Victor Andrusiv, the head of the Better Regulation Delivery Office Oleksiy Honcharuk and others.

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