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BREAKING: Ukraine parliament appoints speaker interim president

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AFP - Ukrainian lawmakers on Sunday appointed parliament speaker Oleksandr Turchynov interim president, a day after they voted to oust President Viktor Yanukovych following three months of protests.

Deputies voted by an overwhelming margin for Turchynov to act as head of state until new elections are held on May 25. Yanukovych, whose whereabouts are unknown, insisted on Saturday that he remained in charge.


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