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Ukraine elects new Prime Minister

Post  Sirop14 on Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:09 pm

Ukraine elects new Prime Minister

Newly elected Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman holds a celebratory bouquet of red roses CREDIT: ROMAN PILIPEY/EPA

The speaker of the Ukrainian parliament was elected the country's new prime minister Thursday in a vote that the government hopes will end a months-long political crisis but which reformers say gives Ukraine's oligarchs a free hand in running the country.

In recent months, political tensions have risen in Ukraine and some respected reformers have resigned, citing disenchantment with the government's cronyism and entrenched corruption.


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