Ukraine parliament dissolved

President Yushchenko's call for early polls follows recent collapse of government.

    Yushchenko accused the ex-PM of ignoring national interests for the sake of power [AFP]


    The Ukrainian government collapsed in September after Yushchenko's party pulled out in protest at prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko's decision to support a bid by the pro-Russian opposition to reduce the president's powers.

    Yushchenko accused Tymoshenko of ignoring national interests for the sake of gaining power.

    Under Ukraine's constitution, the president can dissolve parliament if a new government is not formed within 30 days of the previous one collapsing.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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