Yulia Tymoshenko, one of the most prominent figures in Ukraine’s so-called Orange Revolution, has been nominated as prime minister.
Her name was put forward by President Victor Yushchenko a day after their respective parties agreed to form a coalition.
There was applause in the parliament even from Tymoshenko’s political foe Victor Yanukovich.
She has long demanded her reinstatement as prime minister as a condition for her party’s support for the coalition.
Yushchenko fired her last year after she was accused of taking impulsive decisions that frightened investors.
The coalition deal is a breakthrough nearly three months after the election.
But Tymoshenko has already sparked controversy by saying she wants a review of gas deals with Russia.