This was Yushchenko's second attempt to secure approval for the candidacy of Volodymyr Ohryzko, a career diplomat.
The pro-Western president has long been at odds with parliament and with Moscow-backed Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych.
The previous foreign minister, Borys Tarasyuk, was forced out of office under pressure from parliament.
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