Ukraine’s parliament failed to get enough votes to remove Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and his Cabinet of Ministers on February 16.
A petition calling for a vote of no-confidence in the government got 159 signatures. A total of 194 out of 354 lawmakers registered in parliament voted to dismiss Yatsenyuk, far short of the 226 votes needed.
Those voting to dismiss Yatsenyuk included 97 members of President Petro Poroshenko’s Bloc, 28 independent lawmakers, 25 from Samopomich Party, 15 from the Radical Party, 15 from the Batkivshchyna Party led by ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, eight from the Opposition Bloc and six from the People’s Will party.
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