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    Change of Guard: PM Yatsenyuk Offered Post of Ukraine’s Chief Banker

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    Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko may lead the Ukrainian government if its current head agrees to run the country’s National Bank, Ukrainian media reported on Monday.

    “The Cabinet reshuffle planned for this fall may not spare the Premier himself,” the Kiev-based newspaper Vesti wrote, adding that Arseniy Yatsenyuk had allegedly been offered to head the National Bank of Ukraine.

    “If he agrees, his present job will go to Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko. The Prime Minister is still considering the offer,” the newspaper wrote, citing its own sources in the government.

    In addition to the post of the country’s chief banker, Arseniy Yatsenyuk will reportedly be allowed to run in the next parliamentary elections on the People’s Front ticket, along with the Solidarity Party led by President Petro Poroshenko.

    The government and the presidential administration have both dismissed the newspaper’s report as “rumors”.

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    chief banker, Premier, Cabinet reshuffle, Solidarity Party, Ukrainian Finance Ministry, Central Bank of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, Natalie Jaresko, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukraine
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