Kyiv Security Forum

Arseniy Yatsenyuk During KSF Discussion: Next Year Could Be a Year of Early Parliamentary Elections

10 July 2020, 16:05

"I believe that the mono-majority will sooner or later lead to early parliamentary elections. I only have a question – when. I think that early parliamentary elections will not take place this year. But next year, given that there is no mono-majority, may be the year when Ukraine will go to early parliamentary elections," Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Chairman of the Kyiv Security Forum, Prime Minister of Ukraine in 2014-16 stated during the KSF discussion on July 10.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed that a serious challenge awaits Ukraine – the local elections: "They are held according to a rather complex system, and there will be serious ideological differences. And in these local elections, they will not deal with the problem of decentralization or local communities. They will pave the way for the political destruction and ideological split of Ukraine."

"I am worried that these local elections may divide Ukraine politically along the Dnipro. Because everyone will play exclusively their political ideology, not local campaign," Chairman of the KSF underlined.

Participants of the discussion:

- Olena Kondratiuk, Member of the Parliament of Ukraine, Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of Ukraine, Co-chair of the "Equal Opportunities" Caucus, Member of the Parliament of Ukraine in VI-IX convocations;

- Volodymyr Lavrenchuk, Chairman of the Board, Raiffeisen Bank Aval (2005-2019);

- Yurii Makarov, Editor in Chief at National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine, Head of the Committee of Taras Shevchenko National Prize;

- Tomas Fiala, President of the European Business Association, Chief Executive and founder of Dragon Capital;

- Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Chairman of the Kyiv Security Forum and the Prime Minister of Ukraine in 2014-2016;

- Danylo Lubkivsky, Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine in 2014, member of the Board of Open Ukraine Foundation.