The Ukrainian Parliament approved Yulia Tymoshenko as the new prime minister of the country on Tuesday. Tymoshenko thus returns to the helm of the government two years after she was removed from the same position, AFP informs.

A total of 226 pro-Western deputies belonging to her coalition block and others from the presidential party approved her into office.

All other parties boycotted the vote but her coalition holds the majority in the Parliament.

On December 11 she failed to receive the majority of the votes and parliamentarians blamed the situation on malfunctioning electronic voting system.