Ally of Ukraine's president elected new prime minister

April 14, 2016 12:10 PM

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Ally of Ukraine's president elected new prime minister

The speaker of the Ukrainian parliament was elected prime minister on Thursday in what could mark an end to a months-long government crisis in a country crippled by a separatist war in the east.

In recent months, political tensions have risen and some respected reformers have resigned, citing disenchantment with the government's cronyism and entrenched corruption.

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