The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk resigned from his post from Verkhovna Rada (The Parliament of Ukraine) on 24 July 2014 after his governing coalition collapsed. The collapse of the ruling coalition will lead to early elections, which will be called by the President Petro Poroshenko within 30 days.
Two Ukrainian parties, viz., Udar or Punch Party and Svoboda or Freedom Party left the majority coalition, paving way for new election.
About Arseniy Yatsenyuk
Prime Minister of Ukraine- Important Facts to Understand
The Prime Minister of Ukraine is the Head of the Government of Ukraine and presides over the Cabinet of Ministers, which is the highest executive body of the Ukrainian Government. This designation replaced the Soviet post of the Chairman of Council of Ministers of the Ukrainian SSR, established in the year 1946.
Resignation of the PM of Ukraine- Constitutional Provisions
The Prime Minister of Ukraine can resign from his position voluntarily by offering the resignation to the President of the country.
Resignation of PM leads to dismissal of complete cabinet. The present Constitution of Ukraine was adopted in the year 1996. Since then, apart from Arseniy Petrovych Yatsenyuk, only two other Prime Ministers of the country, viz. Pavlo Lazarenko and Mykola Azarov have resigned from their posts.
The Prime Minister of Ukraine has no set term limit. He stays in the designation for the term duration of the Parliament; until and unless, he/she resigns or is dismissed before the term.
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When: 24 July 2014