Ukraine's Prime Minister Mykola Azarov addresses the audience at the pro-President Yanukovich Regions Party's election headquarters in Kiev, October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Anatolii Stepanov
Ukraine leader picks PM Azarov for new term in post
Posted : Sunday, 09 December 2012 06:43AM
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's Mykola Azarov was set to keep his job as prime minister after the country's president nominated him on Sunday for a fresh term in the post.
President Viktor Yanukovich's nomination of Azarov, 64, has to be approved by the new parliament on December 12 when it holds its first session following a parliamentary election on October 28.
But this seems certain since the ruling Party of the Regions emerged from the election as the biggest single movement in the 450-seat chamber.
(Writing By Richard Balmforth; Editing by Andrew Heavens)
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