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Ukraine: Klitschko threatens no-confidence motion if budget is signed00:58

Ukraine: Klitschko threatens no-confidence motion if budget is signed

Ukraine, Kiev
January 16, 2014 at 13:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ukraine: Klitschko threatens no-confidence motion if budget is signed

After a two-month waiting period Ukraine's parliament adopted the state budget for 2014 in Kiev on Thursday. Before the vote, Vice Speaker Ihor Kaletnik said that the budget would be adopted without discussion, as the rostrum had been blocked by opposition deputies.

Pro-European Union activist, Vitali Klitschko called for a no-confidence referendum on the Parliament after the state budget was announced. He said, "All the laws were passed in violation of the parliamentary procedure and therefore has no legal standing. If these laws are signed by the President and the Speaker, we will initiate a no-confidence referendum on the Parliament and President"

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Ukraine: Klitschko threatens no-confidence motion if budget is signed

After a two-month waiting period Ukraine's parliament adopted the state budget for 2014 in Kiev on Thursday. Before the vote, Vice Speaker Ihor Kaletnik said that the budget would be adopted without discussion, as the rostrum had been blocked by opposition deputies.

Pro-European Union activist, Vitali Klitschko called for a no-confidence referendum on the Parliament after the state budget was announced. He said, "All the laws were passed in violation of the parliamentary procedure and therefore has no legal standing. If these laws are signed by the President and the Speaker, we will initiate a no-confidence referendum on the Parliament and President"