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Crowd of several hundred in front of Ukraine government building demands PM’s resignation

March 25, 2015, 12:13 UTC+3 KIEV
The demonstrators are accusing Yatsenyuk of corruption and lack of the promised reform
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Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk,

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk,

©  Zurab Dzhavakhadze /TASS

KIEV, March 25. /TASS/. A crowd of 400 is demonstrating in front of the Ukrainian government’s building for the resignation of the current Cabinet of Ministers, including Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, a TASS correspondent reports from the site.

The demonstrators are carrying posters "Yatsenyuk is Tycoons’ Creature" and "Yatsenyuk is Traitor of the Revolution of Dignity."

The demonstrators are accusing Yatsenyuk of corruption and lack of the promised reform. Two parliament members from the Freedom party, Igor Miroshnichenko and Andrey Ilyenko are among the protesters.

Earlier, Ukrainian experts speculated that some changes may be made to the Ukrainian government. Some pointed to Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko as a likely candidate for premiership. According to the Razumkov Centre pollster, only three parties: the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, Samopomoshch and the Opposition Bloc would manage to get over the 5-percent hurdle in parliamentary elections, if these were to be held on Sunday. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk-led Popular Front, Yulia Tymoshenko’s Batkivshchyna and Oleh Lyashko’s Radical Party would fail to get into parliament.

The Petro Poroshenko Bloc would get 14.1 of the votes, Samopomich, 9.3% and Opposition Bloc, 6.8%

The Popular Front would have 4.6% of the votes, the Radical Party, 4.5% and Batkivshchyna, 4.4% The other political forces would get three percent of the votes at the most.

At the 2014 elections to the Verkhovna Rada the Popular Front collected 22.14% of the votes, Batkivshchyna, 5.68%, and the Radical Party, 7.44%

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