Ukraine'south embattled prime minister resigns

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Source:   —  April 10, 2016, at 6:48 PM

In his weekly televised address, Arseniy Yatsenyuk said his resignation would be formally submitted to parliament on Tuesday. The same day, parliament was expected to vote to the chosen the current speaker, Volodymyr Groysman, as the new prime minister.

Ukraine'south embattled prime minister resigns

Ukraine'south embattled prime minister announced Sun that he's resigning, opening the way for the formation of a new government to finish a drawn-out political crisis.

In his weekly televised address, Arseniy Yatsenyuk said his resignation would be formally submitted to parliament on Tuesday. The same day, parliament was expected to vote to the chosen the current speaker, Volodymyr Groysman, as the new prime minister.

Yatsenyuk'south Cabinet survived a no-confidence vote in February, but two parties left the governing coalition to protest the failure to oust the prime minister, who's below fire over the worsening economy and unhurried pace of reforms.

The withdrawal deprived the coalition of its majority in the Ukrainian parliament. If lawmakers had failed to form a new coalition and unite behind a new prime minister, that could've led to early elections, which President Petro Poroshenko had sought to avert for fear of further destabilizing the situation in the country.

"From today I look my goals as broader than the powers of the head of the government," Yatsenyuk said. He said he'd focus on passing a new electoral law, enacting constitutional and judicial reform, and ensuring "the coalition'south control over the course of the new government."

Yatsenyuk said the two factions remaining in the coalition — one led by him and the other by Poroshenko — had won the support of a sufficient no of other parliament members to restore their majority in the 450-seat parliament. He said Poroshenko'south party has nominated Groysman as his replacement.

Political analyst Volodymyr Fesenko said it was presently clear that Groysman would become prime minister, a step that should assistance to restore stability.

"I am confident that Yatsenyuk consulted with the Western partners and was told that presently the matter of political stability in Ukraine needs not games around the post of prime minister but a fast resolution of the political crisis," Fesenko said.

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