Ukrainian president announces dissolution of parliament at swearing in

The new Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky has Monday in his inauguratierede announced that he and the Ukrainian parliament will dissolve. He wants about two months new elections.

Zelensky is the successor of Petro Poroshenko. The 41-year-old Zelensky defeated by his predecessor last month, largely in the second round of the presidential elections, but his new party is not yet represented in the parliament.

The president hopes new elections, to write like a majority in the parliament, which is still in the hands of the party of Poroshenko.

Zelensky, an actor and comedian, who before the elections no political experience, said in his speech that his job was to be a truce reached in eastern Ukraine. He added that the dialogue with Russia can only take place if Ukraine, its territory, and prisoners of war back.

In Eastern Ukraine going on for more than five years in a civil war. Pro-Russian separatists came after the outbreak of that war in 2014, in rebellion against the Ukrainian regime and proclaimed a republic. In the same year annexed to Russia the Crimea.


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Support to parliament is crucial for Zelensky

To his promises, it is for Zelensky crucial that the parliament is standing behind him. That support is also needed to fulfil on foreign financial flows. Since the annexation of Crimea, the EU, the United States and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Ukrainian economy sustained.

The popularity of Zelensky is largely due to a comedyserie. Therein, he plays a teacher who eventually president of Ukraine.


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