Ukraine's newly elected Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman speaks during the Ukrainian parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, April 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
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The speaker of the Ukrainian parliament was elected the country's new prime minister Thursday in a vote that the government hopes will end a monthslong political crisis but which reformers say gives Ukraine's oligarchs a free hand in running the country.Jaresko had been lauded as a West-friendly reformist untainted by Ukraine's rampant cronyism and corruption.Ukraine's outgoing prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, resigned this week after weeks of pressure for him to step down. Yulia Tymoshenko, an ex-prime minister and a leading figure behind Ukraine's 2005 democratic revolution, announced that her party will oppose the new government.
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