Note: Viktor YANUKOVYCH (Party of Regions) was sworn-in as president on February 25, 2010, following his election in runoff polling on February 7.On March 3, the government of prime minister Yulia TYMOSHENKO (Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc) fell following a no-confidence vote. On March 11 Mykola AZAROV (Party of Regions) was elected by the parliament as prime minister of a coalition government that included the Party of Regions, Communist Party of Ukraine, and the Lytvyn Bloc.
Note: Former prime minister Viktor Yanukovych of the Party of Regions finished first in the first round of presidential balloting on January 17, 2010, with 35 percent of the vote. Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko finished second with 25 percent of the vote, while incumbent president Viktor Yushchenko secured only 5 percent. A ...