Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 135

Serhiy Tyhypko, Ukraine’s deputy prime minister for economic policy, has said that he has no intention of taking on the job of prime minister, left vacant by last week’s resignation of Pavlo Lazarenko. Tyhypko said he feels he does not have sufficient experience, having served as deputy prime minister for only three months. Tyhypko is the leading reformer in the Ukrainian government, and is handling negotiations with the IMF. President Leonid Kuchma is currently consulting with the parliament to come up with an acceptable candidate: possible nominees include industrialists’ union head Anatoliy Kinakh, National Bank governor Viktor Yushchenko, and the deputy speaker of the parliament, Oleksandr Tkachenko. (Ukrainian TV, July 10)

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