: Ukraine's parliament registers motion to appoint Groysman PM

10:02 Apr. 14, 2016

Ukraine's parliament registers motion to appoint Groysman PM

On this Nov. 27, 2014 file photo Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, right, and parliament speaker Volodymyr Groysman celebrate after Yatsenyuk was appointed the Prime Minister (AP photo)

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was a subject of legislative initiative

The Verkhovna Rada has registered a draft law on the appointment of the current parliament chairman Volodymyr Groysman Prime Minister of Ukraine.
Relevant bill No. 4420 of April 14, 2016 is published on the official website of the Verkhovna Rada.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was a subject of legislative initiative.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Sunday announced his resignation, which was to be authorized by lawmakers on Tuesday. His resignation has offered a chance to set up a new coalition in parliament and form a new government.

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Following Yatsenyuk's statement, Poroshenko said he was ready for any prime minister but would prefer to see Rada Speaker Volodymyr Groysman, the incumbent parliament speaker, in the premier's office, who will need to receive at least 226 votes in parliament to be approved as prime minister.

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The Ukrainian parliament's coalition gathered on Wednesday evening to decide on Volodymyr Groysman's candidacy for the post of prime minister in Ukraine and nominate him for consideration by President Petro Poroshenko, who should then table his motion in parliament for voting.

The majority of the coalition supported Groysman's nomination, according to a source speaking on condition of anonymity.

Reporting by UNIAN

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