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No-confidence vote passed over Ukrainian government

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No-confidence vote passed over Ukrainian government


Its the end of a political era in Ukraine.

The country’s parliament has backed a vote of no-confidence in the government of Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

The motion was passed by 243 votes in favour out of 450 in the chamber.

It means the death knell has sounded for Tymoshenko’s coalition that emerged from the 2004 pro-Western Orange Revolution

She has not yet revealed whether she will stay in the post until a new Prime Minister is appointed.

It comes almost a month after Tymoshenko was defeated in a bitter presidential run-off by pro-Russion candidate Viktor Yanukovich.

His Regions Party will now try to form its own government within 60 days or face a snap parliamentary election.

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