“I’ve made up my mind to run for mayor of Kyiv. I will put things
right in the capital and free our city of the ‘regionals’
(representatives of the Party of Regions). Kyiv will become an outpost
of radical changes in the state. And every resident of Kyiv will know
that its mayor defends their interests. I will also lead the Radical
Party in the elections to Kyiv Council,” Liashko’s press service quoted
him as saying on Monday.
As reported, on June 1, 2012, Leonid Chernovetsky resigned as Kyiv
mayor. Kyiv City Council appointed Secretary of Kyiv City Council Halyna
Hereha as acting mayor.
On July 19, 2012, Hereha asked the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s
parliament, to issue an instruction on holding an early mayoral