Serhiy Marchenko becomes Ukraine's new finance minister / Photo from UNIAN

Serhiy Marchenko has been appointed Ukraine's finance minister after repeat voting by the Verkhovna Rada, the country's parliament.

The decision was made at a special parliament meeting on March 30.

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It was backed by 256 Members of Parliament with the required minimum being 226.

After the vote, Marchenko took the oath as a member of the government.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was present in the session hall.

A few hours before, lawmakers failed to appoint Marchenko at the first attempt, as the number of their votes was below the required minimum.