Prime Minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk Resigned

The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk resigned from his post from Verkhovna Rada (The Parliament of Ukraine)

Created On: Jul 25, 2014 18:51 IST

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

  • Arseniy Petrovych Yatsenyuk was born on 22 May 1974.
  • He is the economist, lawyer and politician of Ukraine.
  • He served as the Minister of Economy in the Ukraine Government from 2005 to 2006. During his duration as the Minister of Economy, he also headed the negotiations about Ukrainian membership in the World Trade Organization.
  • He was appointed as the Foreign Minister of Ukraine in 2007.
  • He has also served as the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada (The Parliament of Ukraine) from 2007 to 2008.
  • He belonged to Ukraine's second biggest party All-Ukrainian Union ‘Fatherland.’
  • He also served as the acting Minister of Economy of Crimea from September until November 2001. He remained the Minister of Economy of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea from November 2001 to January 2003.
  • Arseniy Yatsenyuk served as the Vice-Governor of Vasyl Tsushko of Odessa Oblast from March to September 2005.
  • He is also the Head of the Ukraine-European Union commission.
  • He served as the first vice-president of the Head of Secretariat of the President of Ukraine from 20 September 2006 onwards.
  • He was also the representative of the president in the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
  • He was elected as the Foreign Minister of Ukraine on 21 March 2007.

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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