Ukraine: coalition nominates Tymoshenko for PM

The three parties that led the 2004 Orange Revolution mass protests united into a 239-seat majority coalition on Thursday and said they would form the Cabinet. Under their agreement, Tymoshenko's bloc gets to fill the premier's post since it won more votes than the other two coalition members in the March parliamentary election.

Tymoshenko's nomination goes to the president for consideration, but that's believed to be a formality. He must then forward it to parliament. A vote is expected next week, according to the AP.

Tymoshenko was one of the highest-profile figures in the 2004 Orange Revolution that helped sweep Yushchenko to the presidency of this former Soviet republic. She became prime minister but fell out with Yushchenko and was fired last September, only to bounce back in the March parliamentary elections.

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