Turchinov posponed creation of coalition government in Ukraine

25 February 2014 12:44
(QHA) -

Ukraine's parliament has put off plans to vote on the formation of a national-unity government until February 27.

The vote had been expected on February 25, but Oleksandr Turchynov, the speaker of theParliament and the country's acting president, told the Verkhovna Rada that the vote was put off to allow more time for consultations, Radio Liberty reports.

Meanwhile, the Central Election Commission issued a timeline ahead of the May 25 snap presidential election.

It said candidates had until April 4 to register for the race. Parliament called the snap election on February 22, when it also voted to oust Yanukovych.

Yanukovych had left Kyiv before the vote and his whereabouts remains unknown.