Ukraine: Parliament chief takes presidential power PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by JIM HEINTZ, Associated Press YURAS KARMANAU, Associated Press   
Sunday, 23 February 2014 07:07

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's newly emboldened legislature has voted to hand the president's powers to the parliament speaker.

The legitimacy of Sunday's vote is unclear. President Viktor Yanukovych has said that a flurry of parliament decisions in recent days are illegal.

The Verhovna Rada voted overwhelmingly to temporarily hand the president's powers to speaker Turchinov.

Oleksandr Turchinov is a close ally of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, the president's main foe.


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