February 1, 2011 / 11:04 AM / 10 years ago

Ukraine sets Oct, 2012, date for parliamentary election

KIEV, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Ukraine’s parliament on Tuesday set Oct. 28, 2012, as the date for the next parliamentary election.

The move meant that parliament, which is controlled by a majority backing President Viktor Yanukovich, extended its term from four years to five.

Reporting by Yuri Kulikov; Writing by Richard Balmforth; Editing by Olzhas Auyezov

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