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Only 16 out of 311 lawmakers present in the Verkhovna Rada voted for Yatsenyuk’s resignation, bringing to an end a political mini-crisis – the first since the new government took power following the EuroMaidan Revolution that ousted ex-President Viktor Yanukovych.

After a strange week in which Yatsenyuk appeared at Cabinet meetings alongside his deputy, Volodymyr Groysman, who had been tapped as acting prime minister, he briefly thanked lawmakers for their support and promised that “Ukraine will never experience default” under his governance.

Yatsenyuk announced his resignation on July 24 after the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform (UDAR) and Svoboda factions left the ruling coalition in parliament, opening the way for snap parliament elections in the fall. Yatsenyuk was also infuriated with lawmakers’ refusal to vote for a number of key economic draft laws proposed by the government, including those required by the International Monetary Fund to receive financial assistance.

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