New Ukrainian parliament convened on Dec. 12. Besides numerous reporters,
Acting Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov, acting ministers,
representatives of the Central Election Commission, the Constitutional
Court, and diplomats attended the event.
Re-elected Yuriy Ivaniushchenko
from the Party of Regions and Kostyantyn Zhevago who did not frequent to
the previous parliament came to the parliament today. Newly elected
lawmakers took an oath followed by Ukraine's national anthem. Opposition
lawmakers shouted "Shame!" when Volodymyr Lytvyn, speaker of the previous
parliament convocation, announced the presence of Azarov.
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