Ukrainian Parliament to hold vote of no confidence

Lawmakers say members of Ukrainian Parliament collected enough signatures to hold vote of no confidence on premier Yatsenyuk’s government

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Ukrainian deputies attend a session of parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, February 4, 2016.

Two lawmakers reported on Tuesday that members of Ukrainian Parliament have gathered the needed 150 signatures to hold a no confidence vote on Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s government.

Ukrainian Parliament is preparing to debate a report regarding the government’s performance.

One of the lawmakers was from President Petro Poroshenko’s bloc, Solidarity, and the other was an independent lawmaker.

"The votes have been collected," said Mustafa Nayyem, of Poroshenko's bloc.

The bloc is criticising premier Yatsenyuk’s government as “unsatisfactory,” a move that could precipitate a government collapse and snap elections.

Recently an MP who belongs to the Solidarity bloc caused a fight in the parliament when he handed Yatsenyuk a bunch of red roses and then tried to forcibly remove him from his podium by lifting him up by the crotch.

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