: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Inauguration of Ukraine President-Elect Set for May 20


Ukrainian lawmakers have set May 20 for the inauguration of incoming president Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

A total of 315 lawmakers voted in favor of the date Thursday, while two voted against it.

Earlier in the day, Ukraine’s parliament rejected proposals to hold the inauguration on May 19, the date Zelenskiy has been pushing forward.

Zelenskiy defeated President Petro Poroshenko in an April 21 runoff election with more than 73 percent of votes. His opponent received less than 25 percent.

The president-elect, who has suggested he might dissolve parliament and call snap elections, has accused lawmakers of deliberately postponing the swearing-in ceremony.

Under Ukraine’s constitution, Zelenskiy would …read more

Source: Voice of America

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