Ukraine to form new government by yearend: official

11:38, 04 December 2012
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Ukraine will form a new government by the end of the current year, acting Deputy Prime Minister Sergiy Tigipko said Monday, according to Xinhua.

"I believe that we need to enter into a new year with a new Cabinet," Tigipko told a press conference here.

Earlier on Monday, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and all cabinet ministers.

Azarov and a number of cabinet members who stepped down will take legislative seats in the new parliament following parliamentary elections on Oct. 28.

The ministers will continue to fulfill their duties until a new government is formed.

The newly-elected Ukrainian lawmakers will start their first session on Dec. 12.

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