Tymoshenko Voted In As PM
In a 226-224 vote, the minimum required majority, the Orange Coalition today confirmed Yulia Tymoshenko's nomination for the post of Prime Minister of Ukraine. The opposition refused to participate.
MP Yuriy Yekhanurov, NUNS, who was considered an undecided, stole a round of applause for saying yes. MP Ivan Plyushch, NUNS, a proponent of the Grand Coalition, abstained. MP Ivan Spodarenko, NUNS, was absent.
In his bilious valedictory speech, outgoing PM Viktor Yanukovych predicted that the Orange Coalition will deepen instability and wreck the economy. The promise of better living will not be realized, he said. In an apparent attempt to project a sense of relief, he wished Tymoshenko good luck, saying "it feels good to lay responsibility" for what is going on in the country.
The Party of Regions will be in the opposition, and will stand on guard against populism and efforts to destroy the economy, Yanukovych concluded.
Source: Rada Channel
P.S. Goodbye Yanuk! Don't forget to take stabilnist with you.