: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Bloc of Poroshenko reinstates Kononenko as first deputy head of faction

The Bloc of Petro Poroshenko (BPP) faction has voted for the reinstatement of MP Ihor Kononenko as first deputy chairman of the faction, the press service of the BPP told an UNIAN correspondent.
Only one MP, Oksana Novak, voted against such a decision at a faction meeting.
On February 4, Ihor Kononenko announced that he suspended his duties of the first deputy chairman of the BPP parliamentary faction for the period of a probe launched by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau over the allegations by Minister of Economic Development and Trade Aivaras Abramavicius against the official.
As UNIAN reported earlier, on February 3, Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius said that he decided to resign from post, called on parliament to vote on the issue on February 4.
According to the Minister, the decision was taken in connection with political pressure from first deputy chairman of the BPP faction Ihor Kononenko and the Presidential Administration.


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