Ukraine's New PM Confirmed by Parliament

Ukraine | April 14, 2016, Thursday // 12:32|  views

Speaker of Ukrainian Parliament Volodymyr Groysman attends a parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine, April 12, 2016. EPA/BGNES

The Parliament in Ukraine on Thursday confirmed Volodymyr Groysman as the country's new Prime Minister, following the resignation of Arseniy Yatsenyuk earlier this week.

Groysman, until now Parliament Speaker since 2014, was backed by 257 MPs, out of 390 who voted.

RBC daily quotes Groysman, whose name was put forward by President Petro Poroshenko, as saying he would be committed to continuing political and economic reform.

At 38, he becomes the youngest-serving Prime Minister of Ukraine.

He is taking over after months of tensions between Yatsenyuk and Parliament, including the governing coalition and President Petro Poroshenko.

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