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 Turchynov Passed the Parliament Chairmanship to Hroisman. Yatsenyuk Announced Cabinet Resignation. VIDEO

Volodymyr Hroisman opened the meeting of the first session of the Verkhovna Rada of the eighth convocation.

399 deputies have registered, Censor.NET correspondent reports.

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"The Verkhovna Rada of the VIII convocation is competent and may exercise its constitutional authority," Speaker of the Parliament of the seventh convocation Oleksandr Turchynov stated.

Turchynov then handed the session of the eighth convocation deputies to Poroshenko Bloc MP, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Hroisman. Deputies bid farewell Turchynov by chanting "Good job."

The meeting was opened by the oldest lawmaker Efym Zviahylskyi.

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temporary presidium of the Parliament includes Volodymyr Hroisman (Poroshenko Bloc), Andrii Parubii (People's Front), Oleh Lavryk (Samopomich), Oleksandr Vilkul (Opposition Bloc), Yurii Shukhevych (Radical Party), Andrii Kozhemiakin (Batkivshchyna).

After that the Parliament adopted the agenda for today's session. Prime Minister Yatsenyuk officially announced that his Cabinet is officially stepping down.

 
 
 
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