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Ukraine parliament appoints Azarov new PM

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Ukraine’s parliament has voted to appoint a close ally of President Viktor Yanukovich as prime minister. He will replace Yulia Tymoshenko who was ousted in a no-confidence vote last week.

The man in question is Russian-born former finance minister Mykola Azarov. His appointment follows the announcement of a new ruling coalition led by Yanukovich’s Regions Party.

Immediately afterwards, names were given to other key posts in the new administration.