Ukraine fixes date for Yanukovich's swearing-in

Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday fixed Feb. 25 for the inauguration of Viktor Yanukovich as president.

Ukraine fixes date for Yanukovich's swearing-in

Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday fixed Feb. 25 for the inauguration of Viktor Yanukovich as president.

A majority of 238 deputies in the 450-seat chamber voted in favour of the date for Yanukovich's swearing-in which follows a Feb. 7 runoff vote against Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and which she claims was "fraudulently" conducted.
 

Supporters of Tymoshenko, who lost the vote by a narrow margin of 3.5 percentage points according to official results, were due on Tuesday to begin their appeal in a Kiev high court.

A member of the Our Ukraine party faction, which is allied to the Tymoshenko bloc, said that in talks between the factions on Tuesday Tymoshenko had repeated that she would not step down voluntarily as prime minister.


Reuters

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