Ukraine leader picks PM Azarov for new term in post

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December 9, 2012 10:49 PM EST

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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