Yanukovych’s party seeks Ukraine government dismissal; prime minister to address nationBy AP
Monday, February 22, 2010
Yanukovych’s party seeks Ukraine gov’t dismissal
KIEV, Ukraine — The party of Ukrainian President-elect Viktor Yanukovych has submitted a motion to parliament to dismiss the government.
Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who leads the government, claims Yanukovych won the election by fraud.
Tymoshenko’s office says she will address the nation later Monday. There are no immediate indications of whether she will give in to the rising pressures against her or continue to try to fight Yanukovych.
Yanukovych narrowly defeated Tymoshenko in elections this month. Tymoshenko claims there was election fraud, but last week dropped a court challenge to the results.
Yanukovych’s Party of Regions does not by itself have enough votes in parliament to dismiss the government.
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