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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signs decree to dissolve parliament

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.

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko gives a statement to the media on June 5, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

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.

Ukraine will hold a parliamentary election on Oct. 26 following the dissolution of the current assembly by President Petro Poroshenko, his spokesman said on Monday.

"The next election is on Oct. 26," Sviatoslav Tseholko said on a Twitter post.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/140825/ukrainian-president-petro-poroshenko-signs-decree-dissolve-parli