Ukrainian parliament appoints new PM

Added On September 1, 2019

Ukrainian lawmakers have appointed Oleksiy Honcharuk to serve as the country's new prime minister.
35-year-old Oleksiy Honcharuk is the youngest person to ever head Ukraine's government.
He received 290 votes of support out of 419 registered after being nominated by Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky earlier this year.
Before becoming prime minister, Honcharuk was a practicing lawyer, freelance political adviser, and the chief of Ukraine's Better Regulation Delivery Office, which focuses on improving business conditions and investment opportunities in Ukraine.
He was also appointed as deputy head of the President's Office for Economic Affairs in May. 
Ukraine's parliament also appointed "Servant of the People" party leader Dmytro Razumkov to serve as parliament chairman.