The Deputy Head of Dnepropetrovsk region Svyatoslav Oliynyk considers that the new Verkhovna Rada is more progressive than all the previous ones in spite of all its problems. He declared it in the comment to the GORDON edition.
"Yesterday we discussed it with Gennady Korban (Deputy Head of Dnepropetrovsk Regional State Administration. – GORDON). I told that the Verkhovna Rada, despite all its problems, is still more progressive than all the previous ones, and the possible inter-institutional conflict of the branches of power can develop with such a tendency that the institute of the president will narrow its sphere of influence, whereas the parliament will be more viable. Korban, on the contrary, sticks to a position that the parliament is so contradictory that it will hardly exist for more than 3 to 4 months," Oliynyk believes.
"Under the circumstances, it is more likely that the president will be "removed". There is a political conflict, and it is obvious, the distance is too big. Now the question is in whose favour this conflict will be resolved? It seems to me that the parliament is a viable structure in spite of the fact that it is diverse. And the institute of presidency is turning into an atavism, into a harmful rudiment. The position itself is harmful, so frequently there are thoughts that it is necessary to resolve the political opposition with a new Constitution that will abolish the position of the president. Then there will be constant pluralism in the parliament, and it will be quite viable," the Deputy Governor of Dnepropetrovsk noted.
Svyatoslav Oliynyk added that no single president has brought any positive changes to Ukraine.
"I perfectly understand that no president has benefited the country or contributed to its progress. Kuchma led to one revolution, Yushchenko zeroed people’s hopes, Yanukovych was a unique case at all. The current president loses trust very rapidly. The president does not enjoy confidence of his subordinates," he added.