Oleksiy Honcharuk named as a new prime minister of Ukraine

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Ukrainian parliament of the 9th convocation appointed Oleksiy Honcharuk, a 35-year-old practicing lawyer, of the political party Servant of the People, as the 17th Prime Minister of Ukraine. His nomination was presented to the Ukrainian Parliament by its President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Mr Honcharuk, Ukraine’s youngest ever head of government, succeeded Volodymyr Borysovych Groysman.

His candidacy was supported by 290 MPs (Members of Parliament) out of 419 members. He was a freelance adviser to the former First Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Stepan Kubiv and headed the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO). He was appointed as the deputy head of the President’s Office for Economic Affairs in May 2019.

Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. Excluding Crimea, Ukraine has a population of about 42.5 million, making it the 32nd most populous country in the world. Its capital and largest city is Kiev. Ukrainian is the official language and its alphabet is Cyrillic.