Nominees for the new CabinetNovember 15, 2014
Leaving aside the appointments for certain Cabinet positions that are constitutionally the remit of the president, such as Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, the current best guess for the cabinet appointments via those that are the constitutional remit of the parliament, appears to be as follows:
Prime Minister – Arseniy Yatseniuk
Speaker – Unknown (Groysman/Lutsenko/Turchynov/Sobolev/Another?)
Deputy PM (Regional Policy) – Volodymyr Groysman
Deputy PM (Humanitarian Affairs) – Igor Zhdan
Deputy PM (Agrarian) – Ivan Miroshnichenko
Deputy PM (European Integration) – (Lutsenko/Turchynov/Sobolev/Another?)
Minister of Justice – Pavlo Petrenko
Minister of Interior – Arsen Avakov
Minister of Social Policy – Pavlo Rozenko
Health Minister – Vasyl Lazoryshynets
Minister of Culture – Evgen Nyschuk
Minister of Energy and Mines – Andrei Kobolyev
Education Minister – Sergei Kvit
Minister of Economy – Dmitry Shimkiv
Minister of Agriculture and Food – Leonid Kozachenko
Minister of Finance – Vitaly Lisovenko
Minister of Youth and Sports – Dennis Silantyev
Minister of Environment and Natural Resources – Hanna Hopko
Head of Radio and Television – Yuriy Stets
Such nominations if passed by parliament will keep 6 acting/currently in office Ministers in situ, promote a current Deputy Minister to Minister in Finance, give the Radical Party the position of Minister for Youth and Sport, the Self Help Party the Minister for Environment and Natural Resources portfolio, a Deputy PM (Humanitarian Affairs) to Batkivshchyna, and fairly evenly split the rest between the President’s Block Poroshenko, and the Prime Minister’s People’s Front. Not to mention the move from Naftogaz to Energy Minister for Andrei Kobolyev.
If all nominations are accepted by the new parliament (and hopefully blessed by the president with no small amount of goodwill) – are the egos small enough to drive policy forward as both individuals and a team?
We shall soon see.