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    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks during a convention of the Solidarity Party, which was renamed as the Petro Poroshenko Block

    ‘Poroshenko’ is Getting Tossed From His Own Party

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    Ukrainian President’s name will be dropped from the name of Petro Poroshenko Bloc, a political party that won the 2014 Ukrainian election. The party plans to return to its old name “Solidarity”.

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko continues to disappoint those who stood for him not that long ago; Yuri Lutsenko, the head of Petro Poroshenko Bloc, a political party that won the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election with 132 seats, said that the party plans to drop Poroshenko’s name from their title and return to their old name “Solidarity”.

    “Petro Poroshenko Bloc plans to stop using the name of the President in its name and plans to use the name “Solidarity” instead,” the press service of the party quoted Lutsenko.

    Lutsenko justified the party’s decision to get rid of Poroshenko’s name by saying that Ukraine needs a party with a strong ideology and team. “We need to move away from forming parties with one leader,” he said.

    Lutsenko also said that the party was invited to become one of the observers in the European People’s Party, the largest political party in the European Parliament since 1999.

    Considering Poroshenko’s ongoing loss of reputation in the eyes of European leaders, it is probably a wise idea for the party to drop “Poroshenko” from its name to avoid being associated too much with the Ukrainian president in the European Parliament.

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