Ukraine parliament appoints new speaker after dispute with Zelensky

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After dismissing its speaker over a dispute with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the parliament in Kiev has appointed a successor. Ruslan Stefanchuk of the ruling Servant of the People party was voted in by 261 lawmakers on Friday, a day after Dmytro Razumkov was dismissed. Razumkov, who turned 38 on Friday, is seen as a possible rival to one-time ally Zelensky in the 2024 presidential election. Zelensky had justified the action against Razumkov on the grounds that the he had made public statements about internal disputes. Razumkov had also not supported the president’s course against …

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