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Ukraine Ruling Coalition Breaks Up; Snap Elections Likely


Ukraine’s ruling coalition broke up Friday after the People’s Front party quit outgoing President Petro Poroshenko’s faction, potentially paving the way for incoming President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to call a snap election.

“We declare our withdrawal from the current coalition, the cessation of its activities … and the initiative to form a new coalition with a new agenda,” Maksym Burbak, the People’s Front faction leader, told parliament.

Parliament now has one month to form a new coalition or else the president can dissolve parliament and call snap parliamentary elections.

Zelenskiy won a landslide against Poroshenko last month but his newly formed party lacks …read more

Source: Voice of America

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