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Tymoshenko Says She Believes Yushchenko Will Nominate Her to Be Ukraine's Next PM


Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko says she believes Viktor Yushchenko will nominate her as prime minister.

Ms. Tymoshenko, a top ally of the president-elect, said in Kiev Saturday that a written agreement with Mr. Yushchenko last year promised her the post. She was a central figure in last year's massive protests in Kiev against a flawed November presidential run-off vote.

Election officials had declared then-Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych the winner of that balloting, but the Supreme Court threw out the results because of fraud and it ordered a December re-run.

Several other people have been named as possible candidates for prime minister, including parliamentarian Petro Poroshenko.

Ukraine's Supreme Court begins hearings Monday on an election challenge by Mr. Yanukovych, who is alleging fraud in the December 26 re-run vote.

Some information provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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