Lunchenko, who has Hungarian roots, has led the office since March 2014. The 32-year-old politician has been criticized by his opponents for failing to relinquish his legislative mandate - in Ukraine parliamentarians can't hold public office.
As a governor of Transcarpathia, Lunchenko developed good relations with the Hungarian government and with the leadership of neighboring Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county.
In recent weeks, he defended the Hungarian Cultural Association of Transcarpathia (KMKSZ) and supported the formation of a new Hungarian electoral district in Transcarpathia; he even wrote a letter to the Ukrainian president lobbying for the electoral district.
The interim governor of Transcarpathia, Vasil Hubal also comes from Huszt region. He is 47-years-old and has been the chairman of the district council of Huszt since 2010; before, he worked as a businessman.
(MTI – hungarianambiance.com)