Source Pravda.Ru

Yulia Tymoshenko becomes Ukraine's prime minister

Yulia Tymoshenko was elected Ukraine’s prime minister Tuesday.

Tymoshenko got 226 votes - the bare majority needed in the 450-member parliament - from deputies in her bloc and the party of President Viktor Yushchenko. Tymoshenko and the president formed a majority coalition after this fall's elections, despite frequent tensions between the two.

Before the vote in the Verkhovna Rada, Tymoshenko declared that the coalition was solid.

"You have two patriots in politics who will hold this flag up high and never drop it. Today's vote is a moment of truth for the democratic coalition," she said.

However, the vote count indicated the difficulties ahead for the Yushchenko-Tymoshenko coalition. The opposition dominated by the Party of Regions, which is led by pro-Russia former prime minister Viktor Yanukovych, is in strong position to fight initiatives by the Western-leaning reformist coalition.

Loyalties switch frequently in Ukrainian politics and an attempt to return Tymoshenko to the premiership in 2006 derailed when a formerly allied party crossed over to join a coalition with Party of Regions.

Tymoshenko was the most energetic and vivid figure of the 2004 Orange Revolution mass protests that helped power Yushchenko into the presidency. The protests broke out after a fraud-plagued presidential election in which Yanukovych was declared the winner. The Supreme Court annulled the election and Yushchenko won the rerun.

The Orange Revolution left her and Yushchenko in deep opposition to Yanukovych.

More than 5.8 million people voted for Nicholas Maduro at the presidential election in Venezuela. This is more than a quarter of registered voters. Why did those people vote for the man, who, as Western media write, took Venezuela to the brink of collapse?

Venezuela may expect another Panama scenario from 1989
Comments
Russian Navy admiral says Russia will torpedo US warships, if need be
Russian Navy admiral says Russia will torpedo US warships, if need be
USA sanctions Russian oligarchs and heads of state-run companies
Ukraine's exit from Commonwealth of Independent States will affect common Ukrainians most
USA sanctions Russian oligarchs and heads of state-run companies
USA sanctions Russian oligarchs and heads of state-run companies
USA sanctions Russian oligarchs and heads of state-run companies
Ukraine's exit from Commonwealth of Independent States will affect common Ukrainians most
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea
Ukraine's exit from Commonwealth of Independent States will affect common Ukrainians most
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea
British football fans spineless to unleash World War Three in Russia during World Cup
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea
British football fans spineless to unleash World War Three in Russia during World Cup
Beautiful and terrifying: Russia shows video of Bulava ICBM underwater salvo launch
Kremlin on failed nuclear missile tests: 'Listen to President Putin and believe him!'
Kremlin wants foreign invaders out of Syria
Kremlin on failed nuclear missile tests: 'Listen to President Putin and believe him!'
What may happen to foreign tourists traveling for 2018 World Cup in Russia