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Ukraine's parliament hopes to choose new government by Feb. 25

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Feb. 23, 2014 20:49
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Ukraine's interim president and Verkhovna Rada speaker, Oleksandr Turchynov, is a former deputy prime minister and longtime ally of ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
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Parliament did a lot over the weekend: The lawmakers impeached Viktor Yanukovych as president, fired many of his key ministers, freed Yulia Tymoshenko, set presidential elections for May 25, returned to the 2004 constitution and made newly elected speaker Olesandr Turchynov the nation's interim president.

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