The Opposition Bloc party, which split in 2018, is considering reunification before the parliamentary election and intends to hold a congress on June 5. This is reported by LB.ua with reference to sources.
OstroV previously reported on the likely reunification of the former party members.
LB.ua's chief editor Sonya Koshkina notes that three people are key participants in this process - Serhiy Lyovochkin, Vadym Rabinovich and Vadym Novynskyi.
At the same time, Novynskyi himself, as well as leaders of the "Akhmetov's" OB wing, in particular Borys Kolesnikov, will run for Rada, most likely, in the constituencies in Kostiantynivka and Mariupol. The rest will go on the list, including Viktor Medvedchuk. At the same time, businessman Rinat Akhmetov "withdrew himself" from the negotiation process.
"The final decision has not yet been made, but the likelihood is more than high. Each party will have its own quota on the list. The idea is that some will not be able to influence the choice of others and vice versa. No veto power and suchlike", - the media writes with reference to a source close to the negotiations.
"The main motive of reunification is sociology. In every region, people demand that we reconcile again. Besides, this will allow to gather the largest opposition faction in the Rada. And yes, if we unite, Revival will almost certainly not enter", - Sonya Koshkina quotes the interlocutor.
The Opposition Bloc was created in 2014 from what is remained from the Party of Regions as artificial structure aimed solely at entering the parliament. The Opposition Bloc, which received 9.43%, had two main shareholders – the Akhmetov and Firtash groups, who divided everything in a 50 by 50 proportion. The nominal co-chairs of the faction were Oleksandr Vilkul and Yuriy Boyko. The first represented the "Akhmetov" wing, the second - the "Firtash" one. In November 2018, the so-called "Boyko- Lyovochkin group" broke away from the Opposition Bloc, having agreed to create a new political platform with Vadym Rabinovich's party For Life, the real leader of which is Viktor Medvedchuk.