Rada dismisses Yatsenyuk, appoints Groysman Prime Minister

11:45, 14 April 2016
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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Thursday appointed Parliament Speaker Volodymyr Groysman to the post of Prime Minister of Ukraine, having dismissed from this post Arseniy Yatsenyuk, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, 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.

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.

At a meeting of the coalition President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko was formally presented Volodymyr Groysman’s nomination for premiership. Most participants to the meeting of the coalition supported the move, with only one abstained and one voting against it.

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In addition, participants in the consultations agreed on almost all of the future composition of the Cabinet to be headed by Groysman.

UNIAN memo. Volodymyr Groysman was elected Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of the eighth convocation November 27, 2014. Previously, he held the position of Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services (February 27 - November 27, 2014); from 2006 to 2014 – he was mayor of Vinnytsia.

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