Ukraine Prime Minister Resigns

Picture of Ukraine Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk (Photo credit to EPA)
Picture of Ukraine Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk (Photo credit to EPA)

Ukraine Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk has resigned from office and opening the way for the formation of a new government to end a drawn-out political crisis.

In his weekly televised address on Sunday, Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that his resignation would be formally submitted to parliament on Tuesday.

Yatsenyuk’s cabinet survived a no-confidence vote in February but two parties left the governing coalition to protest at 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.

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He said that he would focus on passing a new electoral law, enacting constitutional and judicial reform, and ensuring “the coalition’s control over the course of a new government”. He also added that, “From today I see my goals as broader than the powers of the head of the government”.

 

 

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