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Ukrainian Lawmakers Approve Political Novice as New PM


Ukrainian lawmakers have approved 35-year-old lawyer Oleksiy Honcharuk as the country’s new prime minister during parliament’s first session since elections last month.Honcharuk, a political newcomer who previously worked in the presidential office, was nominated on August 29 by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comedian-turned-politician who has pledged to “break the system” in Ukrainian politics.Despite his lack of experience, lawmakers easily approved Honcharuk with 290 deputies in the 450-seat house voting in favor of his appointment.Honcharuk has spent much of his career as a lawyer, eventually becoming a lead partner at a firm that specializes in real estate development. In 2015, he …read more

Source:: Voice of America

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