Ukrainian premier Yulia Tymoshenko’s majority coalition has dissolvedBy AP
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Ukrainian premier’s majority coalition dissolves
MOSCOW — The Ukrainian parliament speaker says the majority “Orange” coalition led by Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has dissolved.
Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn told parliament on Tuesday that the coalition had been unable to prove it was still together after pro-Western Tymoshenko lost last month’s presidential election to Russia-friendly candidate Viktor Yanukovych.
Ukraine’s political parties must now form a new majority coalition and are most likely to group around Yanukovych’s Party of Regions. Yanukovych says that if no majority can be reached he will disband parliament and call snap elections.
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