Tymoshenko elected Ukrainian prime minister

Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday elected Yulia Tymoshenko, the fiery and controversial heroine of the Orange Revolution, as prime minister. Tymoshenko got 226 votes - the bare majority need in the 450-member parliament - from deputies in her bloc and the party of President Viktor Yushchenko. Tymoshenko and the president formed a majority coalition after this fall's elections, despite frequent tensions between the two.