Now the political circles are discussing the formation of a new government - who will be the Prime Minister and who will head the ministries. "Apostrophe" decided to explore the options.
The names of the candidates who are actually considered are already known. Among them - the former Minister of economic development and trade Aivaras Abromavichus, Deputy Executive Director of Ukraine in the International Monetary Fund Vladyslav Rashkovan, Director of business development of "Naftogaz Ukraine" Yuriy Vitrenko, Chairman of the Board of "Naftogaz Ukraine" Andrii Kobolev and Secretary of the National Security Council Oleksandr Danyliuk. Later the list was replenished with Oleksii Honcharuk who now works at the Position of the Deputy Head of Office of the President (OP) and is engaged in economic issues.
"I would very much like it to be an absolutely independent person who has never been a Prime Minister, speaker or leader of any faction. And I see such a person," President Volodymyr Zelensky previously described the ideal Prime Minister. Also, the OP wants the Prime Minister to be a technocrat who has nothing to do with politics. And, of course, this candidate must fully satisfy the international partners.
According to the latest information available to “Apostrophe”, Honcharuk has the best chances now. His visit to Truskavets, where future deputies of the "Servant of people" were trained can be an indirect confirmation of this. In addition, his candidacy and candidacy of Vitrenko in the last interview were supported by the oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky. Though a week ago sources in the "Servant of people" convinced "Apostrophe" that soon Ihor Kolomoisky's people will begin "to drown" Honcharuk.
But the President does not hurry to accept the final decision on the candidate of the Prime Minister. The same concerns ministers. The sources of "Apostrophe", close to the President, recognize that as of today there is no clear position yet.
At the same time, the head of the election headquarters of the "Servant of people" Oleksandr Korniienko in an interview with the "Levyi Bereg" said that Serhii Babak who was elected the People's Deputy from the "Servant of people" is considered for the position of Minister of Education, and the future People's Deputy from the "Servant of people" and founder of the clinic "Borys" Mykhailo Radutskyi - for the position of the Minister of Health. In conversation with "Apostrophe" Korniienko decided to distance himself from the issues associated with the formation of the government, calling himself a "humble leader of the party".
Another source in the team of Zelensky said who from the current members of the Cabinet of Ministers can appear to the new government: "Markarova has the best chances (Oksana Markarova - Minister of Finance - "Apostrophe")."
This information was confirmed in the environment of the current Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman. Markarova has good relations with the IMF, she is wanted in the new Cabinet of Ministers. "Apostrophe" could not be contact Markarova herself.
But the most striking figure of the former government is the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov. Under him, the police reform began in the country, which became his success and failure at the same time. But Avakov is not upset: all these years under his control there was the power unit and he restrained ex-president Petro Poroshenko from seizing full power in the country. They hid their conflict for a long time while they were at the helm of the state. But after the election they brought their feud to the public realm.
Now Avakov actively supports Zelensky and he doesn't hesitate to write about it in social networks. But he is not given any guarantees as to his political future.
"He was offered a position of the Vice Prime Minister with control over the "security forces". In return Avakov demanded to put his person on a position of the Minister of Internal Affairs. As a result, nothing was agreed," says the source of "Apostrophe", close to the Minister.
All that Avakov managed to get so far - is influence in the Committee on legislative support of law enforcement. It can be headed by the future People's Deputy from "Servant f people" Denys Monastyrskyi. He is called "Avakov's man". Monastyrskyi himself denies this, although he was actively engaged in reforming law enforcement agencies.
Complex and unclear relationship between the Minister and the new government forced the OP to postpone the issue of forming the Cabinet of Ministers until better times. Or rather, before the return of Avakov from vacation. According to the sources of "Apostrophe" in the Ministry of internal Affairs, the Minister will be on vacation till August 23. Press Secretary of Avakov Nataliia Stativko confirmed that her head is on vacation, but she refused to speak about the exact date of his return.
If a new Cabinet of Ministers is not appointed in September, we may face a political crisis. In this case, Groysman’s government will continue its work, the influence of Petro Poroshenko is still maintained there and also there are many those offended by the new government.