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Ukrainian president rules out Rada dissolution and snap elections

Petro Poroshenko. Photo: korrespondent.net

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will not allow snap elections to the parliament.

“The only thing I would like to emphasize is that I cannot allow early parliamentary elections to date. Despite their declarations, certain political leaders are trying to incite early elections. We have neither time nor necessity for that. We will not have a better Parliament and must learn to cooperate with this one,” the president’s press-office quotes the president as saying.

EADaily reported earlier that on February 25, the parliamentary factions of Petro Poroshenko Bloc, People’s Front, and Radical Party entered upon forming a new coalition in the Supreme Rada. Before that, the ruling coalition split up, but nothing has been reported about it.

On February 26, Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk suggested Poroshenko to form a new government, if he is not satisfied with the incumbent prime minister. On the following day, Yatsenyuk was the guest of the TV program “10 minutes with the prime minister” during which he blamed President Poroshenko for the political instability in Ukraine.

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