The unexpected resignation of Mikheil Saakashvili on the 7th of November as the governor of Odessa, followed by his harsh press conference where he accused the Ukrainian political elite and President Poroshenko in particular, of dishonesty and broken promises, threatens to impact political stability in Ukraine. The probability of early parliamentary elections, eventually led by Tymoshenko, once only a rumour, are now being taken seriously. This sentiment has been exacerbated by Saakashvili's statements that he would like new parliamentary elections as soon as possible.

Despite the willingness of almost all opposition forces to demand new elections in light of the decreasing popularity of the Poroshenko government, ongoing economic difficulties, and conflict in Crimea, it is unlikely that Saakashvili would succeed in orchestrating a regime change in Ukraine.