US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine at an extraordinary meeting appointed Denis Shmygal, former vice-premier and former minister for the development of communities and territories, as head of the government .
As transmits RIA Novosti , this decision was supported by 291 deputies with the required minimum of 226 votes.
Shmygol, a 44-year-old native of Lviv, is a candidate of economic sciences.
Since August 2019, he led the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Administration. On February 4, 2020 he was appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development of Communities and Territories.
On March 3, 2020, the previous Prime Minister of Ukraine Andrey Goncharuk wrote a statement about his resignation from his post.
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