President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy supported the nomination of people's deputy Iryna Vereshchuk to run in the Kyiv mayoral elections from the Servant of the People party.
"I really supported the decision of the Servant of the People party, and I am in sympathy with this choice - Iryna Vereshchuk. That is why no one will argue in the Servant of the People party today,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said during the conversation with the media after the meeting of the Servant of the People faction in Kyiv.
The President noted that Iryna Vereshchuk received a maximum of three points at the intra-party primaries and would be the best candidate for mayor of the capital.
According to him, five candidates took part in the primaries. They will now help the candidate from the Servant of the People party in the elections.
"They will all help our elected candidate. We agreed on that. There were brief performances, 5-7 minutes each, about their steps and plans for the campaign. The most important thing is their vision of the future of Kyiv," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
The President said that the candidate for the post of Kyiv mayor, who won the primaries of the Servant of the People, will hold a detailed presentation of his election program.
"Iryna ruled the city. This is also very important - a person with extensive experience and practice," he added.
The Head of State also called on the main candidates for the post of Kyiv mayor to hold a debate.
"In the direction of professional debates in terms of urban planning, infrastructure, housing, money. I think it will be very interesting to see the answers in a serious debate between the current mayor and Iryna Vereshchuk," Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted.
According to the President, the system of determining candidates for deputies from the Servant of the People in the local elections will also be opened.
"We cannot monitor the whole country, but we have a principle that all candidates will be checked. We will ask for help from the Security Service and other law enforcement agencies, so that there are no surprises later," the President said.