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Published: Tuesday August 26, 2014 MYT 3:10:02 AM
Updated: Tuesday August 26, 2014 MYT 3:11:37 AM

Ukraine president signs decree to dissolve parliament ahead of election

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on Monday to dissolve parliament, he said on a Twitter post, paving the way for a new election.

"I have decided to prematurely end the authority of parliament," he wrote.

Under the law, the election must be held within 60 days of the decree being published, which could mean an election being held at the end of October.

(Reporting by Richard Balmforth; Editing by Alison Williams)

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