: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukraine coalition falls, denting president-elect’s plans for snap poll


Ukraine’s coalition government collapsed Friday after the People’s Front party quit, potentially blocking President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy from calling an early election.
Zelenskiy, a comedian with no political experience, won a landslide victory against incumbent Petro Poroshenko in April, and wanted to be sworn in quickly to avoid a power vacuum.
During the presidential race, Zelenskiy said he would consider dissolving parliament and calling an early general election, ahead of a scheduled vote in October. His new party has no MPs, but would be expected to win an election, though without a majority.
But the People’s Front move to leave the coalition — announced …read more

Source: European Voice

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