Groysman becomes Ukraine’s new prime minister

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Ukraine’s parliament voted on April 14 to appoint Volodymyr Groysman as the country’s new prime minister, with 257 lawmakers – 31 votes more than needed – supporting his candidacy.

Groysman, who served as the speaker of parliament since November 2014, replaces Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who spent two years as prime minister. Andriy Parubiy, a hero of the EuroMaidan Revolution that drove President Viktor Yanukovych from power two years ago, is set to take over as speaker.

Grosyman, 38, becomes the youngest prime minister in Ukraine. He is a former mayor of Vinnytsia and a loyalist of President Petro Poroshenko.

For the full story, please visit The Kyiv Post.

(Photo: Vadim Chuprina)

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