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Ukraine's embattled prime minister resigns


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ukraines-embattled-prime-minister-resigns.html?intcmp=hplnwsFox News:

Ukraine's embattled prime minister announced Sunday that he is resigning, opening the way for the formation of a new government to end a drawn-out political crisis.

 

In his weekly televised address, Arseniy Yatsenyuk said his resignation would be formally submitted to parliament on Tuesday. The same day, parliament was expected to vote to elect the current speaker, Volodymyr Groysman, as the new prime minister.

 

Yatsenyuk's Cabinet survived a no-confidence vote in February, but two parties left the governing coalition to protest the failure to oust the prime minister, who is under fire over the worsening economy and slow pace of reforms.

 

The withdrawal deprived the coalition of its majority in the Ukrainian parliament. If lawmakers had failed to form a new coalition and unite behind a new prime minister, that could have led to early elections, which President Petro Poroshenko had sought to avoid for fear of further destabilizing the situation in the country.

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Out of a job.


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