Dmytro Razumkov, the parliamentary speaker and former ally of President Zelenskyy, is being voted off the island.
It looks like the end of Dmytro Razumkov’s political career. At the very least, he is not welcome in the Servant of the People Party, a party which he helped build around Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s presidential campaign, reports Kyiv Post.
The Servant of the People has collected 150 lawmaker signatures for the ouster, which is enough to put the issue to a vote on parliament. This has been confirmed by Party Press Secretary Yulia Paliychuk.
Razumkov, once one of the most important people behind president Zelenskyy, has been accused of “not being a teamplayer,” and even the president has hinted at their disagreements as a reason for the dismissal.
“If a person doesn’t support the fight against the oligarchs, … the sanction policy against (Viktor) Medvedchuk, for example, then I think these people have different political views,” Zelenskyy said according to Kyiv Post.
For a long time, there has been rumours about a very rocky relationship between the Speaker of Parliament Dmytro Razumkov and the head of the Presidential Administration Andriy Yermak.
But there has also been very obvious, very public disagreements between Razumkov and the rest of the Servant of the People top brass. For instance, Razumkov did not support the anti-oligarch bill and has publicly disagreed with Oleksiy Danilov, the head of tge Natural Security Council.
To completely dismiss Razumkov, 150 lawmakers need to sign a draft resolution. This has to pass through parliament, where a simple majority has to accept the dismissal. According to Kyiv Post, “there will be 240 votes” for, they quoted an anonymous lawmaker.