Yanukovych Agrees Early Presidential Elections

World | February 21, 2014, Friday // 13:24| Views: 673 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Yanukovych Agrees Early Presidential Elections President Viktor Yanukovych. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych has agreed to hold early elections later this year.

Another part of the agreement includes the formation of a national unity government, as well as constitutional changes to limit the President's power, the BBC reports.

“I state that I initiate early presidential elections and return the 2004 Constitution by redistributing powers from the president to the parliament", Yanukovych said, quoted by ITAR-TASS.

Opposition leaders have not yet commented on the deal, and whether they back the move.

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