: Parliament chairman Volodymyr Groysman replaces PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk
Politics11:48 Apr. 14, 2016
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Parliament chairman Volodymyr Groysman replaces PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk

257 MPs supported his candidacy in April 14 parliament vote

Chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament Volodymyr Groysman is now the new Prime Minister of Ukraine. 257 deputies have approved his appointment as the head of the government. Groysman has replaced on this position Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who applied for resignation on April 10.

The Parliament is now aiming to elect a new government this Thursday, April 14. The debates on the candidates for the next Cabinet of Ministers have been going on for several days. On April 13, Groysman presented his plan for the government. He expects the members of parliament will approve it during this session.

Verkhovna Rada will then look into creating a new coalition. So far there have been negotiations between the two biggest fractions: Bloc of Petro Poroshenko and Narodny Front. Batkivschyna, Samopomich, and the Radical party are also considering joining the alliance. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says the new coalition could be created within few days.

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