Wednesday, October 08, 2008
ukraine's parliament dissolved
from afp: Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko on Wednesday announced the dissolution of the parliament following the collapse last month of Ukraine's pro-Western coalition government. "In conformity with the Ukrainian constitution, I halt the parliament's powers and announce parliamentary elections," Yushchenko said in a televised address to the nation. The government collapsed in September after Yushchenko's party pulled out in protest at Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's decision to support a bid by the pro-Russian opposition to reduce the president's powers. Under Ukraine's constitution, the president can dissolve parliament if a new government is not formed within 30 days of the previous one collapsing.
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