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Ukrainian parliament rejects prime minister's resignation

Ukrainian parliament rejects prime minister's resignation
Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman speaks at a news conference in Kiev, Ukraine May 20, 2019. Vladyslav Musiienko/Ukrainian Governmental Press Service/Handout via REUTERS Copyright HANDOUT(Reuters)
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KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament voted to reject Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman's resignation on Thursday, with the largest faction arguing his resignation would lead to "chaos" before a snap election due in July.

Groysman had resigned after the inauguration of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, saying Zelenskiy had turned down his overtures for cooperation. Zelenskiy has called a snap election for July 21, which his party is expected to win.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; writing by Matthias Williams and Toby Chopra)

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