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Ukraine Schedules No-Confidence Vote In Government

KYIV (Reuters) -- Ukraine's parliament will hold a vote of no confidence in the government of Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on March 3, a spokeswoman for the assembly's speaker said today.

"Parliamentarians agreed to hold the vote on Wednesday," the spokeswoman said after a meeting of faction leaders.

If the vote succeeds, Tymoshenko and her government would remain until a new cabinet replaces them.

The famously fickle factions in parliament would begin weeks of horsetrading to oust the ruling coalition and create a new government.