Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Ukraine assembly rejects president's proposed PM

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko's proposed candidate to take over as prime minister failed on Tuesday to win parliamentary approval.

Yuri Yekhanurov, a middle-of-the-road technocrat, won 223 votes in parliament, three short of the required majority in the 450-seat assembly.

Yushchenko had proposed Yekhanurov to replace Yulia Tymoshenko, his ally in last year's "Orange Revolution" protests, sacked this month to end months of infighting.


  1. I am really curious what happens now, will Yushchenko find new candidate, or will Yulia come out as a winner!

    09.20.05 - 11:47 pm