Ukraine’s coalition government collapsed

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Publication Date May 2019
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On 17 May 2019, the People's Front party announced it was exiting the ruling coalition. This gives parties in Ukraine 30 days to assemble a new ruling majority.

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In April, President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy won the presidential elections, but his newly formed party lacks any representation in parliament. Some observers interpreted the move of the People's Front party as an attempt to prevent the newly elected president from dissolving parliament to call new elections, which can only be held more than six month before a parliaments' term expires. General elections were scheduled to be held in October.

Zelenskiys' new party was expected to win an election, while falling short of a majority.

Related Link(s)
Politico, 17/05/2019: Ukraine coalition falls, denting president-elect’s plans for snap poll
Bloomberg, 17/05/2019: Ukraine Coalition Triggers Its Own Collapse to Thwart Snap Vote
Reuters, 17/05/2019: Ukraine ruling coalition breaks up in setback for incoming president
Deutsche Welle, 17/05/2019: Ukraine's ruling coalition breaks up ahead of Zelenskiy inauguration

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