Verkhovna Rada ousts Yatseniuk as Speaker

12:31, 12 November 2008
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233 MPs out of 350 voted for this

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has ousted Arseniy Yatseniuk as Speaker.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, 233 MPs out of 350 registered in the session hall voted for this.

In particular, Arseniy Yatseniuk’s resignation has been supported by 175 MPs of the Party of Regions faction, 1- from BYuT, 10 – from Our Ukraine – People’s Self-Defense, 27 – from CPU, and 20 – from Lytvyn’s Bloc.

The voting was carried out through Rada voting system and not by means of secret ballots, as stipulated by the parliamentary regulations.

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