( Reuters ) - A coalition of two parties linked to Ukraine's pro-Western "Orange Revolution" on Tuesday proposed Yulia Tymoshenko as their candidate to be restored in her old job as prime minister.
Members of parliament representing Our Ukraine, the party of President Viktor Yushchenko, and Tymoshenko's bloc approved the proposal unanimously in a room inside the parliament building.
The coalition is now to submit Tymoshenko's nomination to the president, who then has 15 days to consider it and send it to the 450-seat parliament for approval.
The two "orange" groups control 227 seats in parliament after a September election, one more than required to win most votes in the chamber.
Also approved unanimously by the coalition was a proposal to nominate Foreign Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk as speaker of parliament.