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Ally of Ukraine's jailed Tymoshenko elected parliament speaker

Source: Reuters - Sat, 22 Feb 2014 10:39 GMT
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KIEV, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Ukrainian lawmakers elected a close ally of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko to the powerful post of parliament speaker on Saturday, replacing a loyalist of embattled President Viktor Yanukovich.

Oleksander Turchynov is a senior member of Tymoshenko's Fatherland party. He was elected by 288 votes in the 450-seat parliament.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing by Matt Robinson)

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