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Ukraine's Prime Minister takes holiday after her coalition is ousted

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Ukraine's Prime Minister takes holiday after her coalition is ousted

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Ukraine’s beleaguered Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has announced she is to take holiday leave, after her governing coalition was ousted by a vote of no confidence.

It is reported the first Deputy Prime Minister will step in.

Before today’s vote, Tymoshenko hinted she would not stay on as caretaker:

“If today’s vote calls for the resignation of the government then we will leave office immediately.” she told parliament.

Ukraine’s political landscape has changed completely since Tymoshenko was defeated by pro-Russian candidate Viktor Yanukovich in a presidential run-off vote a month ago and the governing coalition collapsed yesterday.

Yanukovich’s Regions Party will now try to form its own government within 60 days or face a possible snap election.