Administrative reform is a demonstration of the internal competition going on among groups within the entourage of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, Deputy Head of the Situations Modelling Agency Oleksiy Holobutsky has said..
According to the expert, Vice Premier and Social Policy Minister Sergiy Tigipko will be responsible for all unpopular reforms.
"Sergiy Tigipko has been appointed to take responsibility for unpopular reforms in the government. It is he who will have to collect all the electoral negatives, shielding the president from blows. At the same time, the main conclusion that can be made as a result of this reshuffle is that groups with authorities in the entourage of President Yanukovych have made an attempt to weaken the powers of Prime Minister Azarov. In addition, society again became an eyewitness to the realization of the principle of the equidistance of the president: Yanukovych tried to take into account the interests of all groups with power in this reform, by getting rid of weak links in his team," the agency's press service cited Holobutsky as saying on Friday.
At the same time, according to him, it is difficult to describe such a staff reshuffle as true administrative reform.
The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively public debate through the Disqus system. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. The Kyiv Post will ban flagrant violators. If you think that a comment or commentator should be banned, please flag the offending material.
Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the
www.kyivpost.com material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials
contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior
written permission of Public Media at email@example.com
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal
use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of