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Yanukovych says Tymoshenko must go

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Yanukovych says Tymoshenko must go


Ukraine’s newly elected President Viktor Yanukovych has made his first visit to Brussels as head of state ahead of a key parliamentary session back home in Kiev.

Wednesday’s the day when his political foe, Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is expected to face a vote of no confidence.

He told Euronews he was sure his Region’s Party would win.

“ I’m sure that the Ukrainian people are waiting for the Prime Minister to relieve the country of her administration . The five-year period of the “orange” government has ended. She’s been holding on to that seat for too long already.”

President Yanukovych continued:

“It would be better if she resigned voluntarily to make way for a new parliamentary coalition and a new government, which could begin to fight the crisis in the country.”

Tymoshenko lost to Yanukovych in last month’s presidential poll. She recently gave up her legal challenge to the outcome, focusing on trying to hold on to her premiership.

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