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Ukrainian Government Survives No-Confidence Vote


Opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk said his party was dissatisfied with the situation in the country.

Opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk said his party was dissatisfied with the situation in the country.

Ukraine's government has survived a no-confidence vote.

The opposition brought the motion on April 19 but only 190 deputies out of 450 supported the measure to dismiss Prime Minister Mykola Azarov's government.

At least 226 deputies needed to vote in favor for the proposal to pass.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the leader the Batkivshchina (Fatherland) faction of jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, said his party had nothing against Azarov but was dissatisfied with the situation in the country.

"GDP growth in 2012 was zero," he said, and demanded a change in leadership.

Azarov is an ally of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, a political rival of Tymoshenko, who is serving a seven-year prison terms after being convicted of abuse of office.

Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS, Interfax, and Reuters
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