Ukrainian lawmakers overwhelmingly voted to accept the resignation of the prime minister, whose performance over his six-month tenure came under severe criticism from President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
The president’s Servant of the People party, which dominates the parliament, took the lead in relieving Oleksiy Honcharuk of his post.
The vote was clear - 353 to zero with 40 abstaining.
In a speech to lawmakers before the vote, Zelenskiy took aim at Honcharuk for failing to halt an industrial slump and for not meeting tax collection targets.
“We need new brains and new hearts in the government”, - the president said.