Ukraine’s PM Yatsenyuk resigns after dissolution of parliament

by The Daily Lede

Ukraine’s ruling coalition consisting of the liberal UDAR, the nationalist Svoboda party and a group of independent lawmakers,  has officially been dismissed today and former members are now calling for early parliamentary elections.

In response to the dissolution, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of the Batkivshchina party has tenedered his resignation.

According to one expert, the decision to hold early elections comes as a result of the former coalition’s members need to gain more political seats.

The Solidarnost party is too weak to play a dominant role in parliament and the former ruling Party of Regions is no longer following the ouster of President Yanukovych, this gives members of the former coalition better odds at securing a majority vote, according to the expert.

President Poroshenko had promised early elections during his campaign.