Mykola Azarov is appointed PM of Ukraine

Mykola Azarov is appointed Prime Minister of Ukraine, formally replacing Yulia Tymoshenko.

The Verkhovna Rada appointed Azarov Prime Minister of Ukraine on 11 March 2010. 242 out of 343 lawmakers registered in the session hall voted for this decision.

Mykola Yanovych Azarov (Ukrainian: Микола Янович Азаров) was born on 17 December 1947 and was the First Vice Prime Minister and Finance Minister from 2002 to 2005 and again from 2006 to 2007, and he also served as acting Prime Minister for two short periods in late 2004 and early 2005. Following the victory of Viktor Yanukovych in the 2010 presidential election,

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