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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.