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Rada terminates parliamentary mandates of Kozhara, Lavrynovych, Tabachnyk

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Dec. 25, 2012, 11:46 a.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Ukraine's newly appointed Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara
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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine terminated on Tuesday MP's powers of Leonid Kozhara, Oleksandr Lavrynovych, and Dmytro Tabachnyk.

A total 230 MPs voted for the early termination of powers of Kozhara, who was appointed on Monday as Ukraine's foreign minister.

The termination of parliamentary mandate of Lavrynovych, who was appointed the justice minister, was supported by 234 lawmakers.

A total of 226 lawmakers voted for the early termination of MP's powers of Tabachnyk, who was appointed head of the Education, Science, Youth and Sports Ministry.

At the same time, the parliament twice failed to dismiss Ihor Prasolov, who was appointed the minister of economic development and trade.

All of the four politicians were elected to the Verkhovna Rada on the list of the Party of Regions.

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