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Ukraine's parliament rejects prime minister's resignation
Ukraine's parliament rejects prime minister's resignation

A week after Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk said he wanted to resign, the government offered a reply: You can’t. The Ukrainian parliament voted Thursday to keep Yatsenyuk as prime minister. The tally was 109-16 against Yatsenyuk’s resignation. A total of 325 members either abstained or weren’t present. According to the Ukrainian Constitution, the parliament must accept the prime minister’s resignation for it to take effect. A majority of the body — 226 members — would have had to offer a no-confidence vote for the resignation to be approved. Yatsenyuk will now almost certainly stay — leaving over the parliament's objections is...

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