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Ukraine's Parliament Works to Build New Government
A day af­ter Pres­i­dent Vik­tor F. Yanukovych fled the Ukrain­ian cap­i­tal and was re­moved from pow­er by a unan­i­mous vote in Par­lia­ment, law­mak­ers moved swift­ly on Sun­day to dis­man­tle the re­main­ing ves­tiges of his gov­ern­ment by fir­ing top cab­i­net mem­bers, in­clud­ing the for­eign min­is­ter. With Par­lia­ment, led by the speak­er, Olek­san­dr V. Turchynov, firm­ly in con­trol of the fed­eral gov­ern­ment — if not yet the coun­try as a whole — law­mak­ers be­gan an emer­gency ses­sion on Sun­day by adopt­ing a law re­stor­ing state own­er­ship of Mr. Yanukovych’s op­u­lent pres­i­den­tial pal­ace, which he had pri­va­tized.
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