Ukrainian president dismisses prime minister, cabinet

Syndicated from IANS | Published on Mon, Dec 3 2012 18:36 IST | 24 Views | Add comment

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and his cabinet, according to a presidential decree.

The cabinet, however, has been instructed to stay on in an acting role as interim government, post on the president's website said Monday.

A number of government members, including Azarov, were elected to parliament in an election Oct 28. They were thus expected to step down from their cabinet posts.

Azarov had asked the president to dismiss those cabinet members, following their election.

He reportedly also tendered his resignation to the president, according to earlier media reports.

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