Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has appointed Yulia Svitlychna as head of Kharkiv Regional State Administration.
Under a presidential decree published on Saturday, Svitlychna was dismissed as acting head of state regional administration and appointed as its head.
Poroshenko presented Svitlychna as a new head of the regional state administration in Kharkiv on Saturday.
The president said that the newly appointed governor enjoys his full and unconditional support.
As reported, acting head of Kharkiv Regional State Administration Yulia Svitlychna scored the highest number of points in the tender for filling the vacant post of the head of the regional administration, which took place at the National Agency for Civil Service Affairs in Kyiv on October 4.
According to the results of all three stages of the contest, which included tests, taking on-the-spot decisions and interviews, Svitlychna received the highest.
The previous head of Kharkiv Regional State Administration, Ihor Rainin, was appointed as head of the presidential administration of Ukraine, on August 30.
On August 29, Svitlychna was appointed as acting head of Kharkiv Regional State Administration.
Prior to this appointment, Svitlychna, 32, served as deputy head of Kharkiv Regional State Administration from November 2014; as first deputy head of the regional administration from April 2016. She headed the Petro Poroshenko Bloc's Solidarity faction in the regional council.