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Symonenko: Communist Party had no agreements to support Azarov's candidacy for premiership

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Dec. 28, 2012, 12:57 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Mykola Azarov, approved Thursday as Ukraine’s Prime Minister, prepares for a vote on his candidacy in the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.
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The Communist Party of Ukraine and the Party of Regions have not concluded any agreements concerning the support of Mykola Azarov's candidacy for prime minister's post, Communist Party faction leader Petro Symonenko has said.

"We had no agreements with anyone at all. We held no meetings, except that Azarov attended a meeting of the faction and said that they would consider the issue of Ukraine's accession to the Customs Union. One of the reasons for our support was this statement that the government was ready to implement the program on Ukraine's accession to the Customs Union," Symonenko said.

He also said that the Communist Party intended to monitor the implementation of the promises both by the opposition and the authorities.

Finally, Symonenko added that should Azarov fails to fulfill the promise of Ukraine's joining the Customs Union, the Communists would initiate his resignation.

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