Russia’s State Duma supports appointment of new Prime Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

The candidacy of Mikhail Mishustin, the head of the Federal Tax Service, was proposed by Vladimir Putin
15:32, 16 January 2020

In Russia, MPs of State Duma supported the appointment of the head of the Federal Tax Service, Mikhail Mishustin, as new Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Meduza reports.

The proposal to appoint Mishustin as Prime Minister was made by Vladimir Putin on January 15. He suggested that Mishustin would become Prime Minister after accepting the resignation of a previous government led by Dmitry Medvedev.

During the State Duma meeting, the head of the United Russia political party, Sergei Neverov said that Dmitry Medvedev had asked the members of the party to support Mishustin's candidacy.

Related: Russia’s government resigns amid Putin's proposal for constitutional changes

As we reported earlier, Russia’s government has resigned, following President Vladimir Putin's proposal for constitutional changes, Tass informed, citing Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.

Medvedev stated that Russia’s government would resign in full, allowing Putin to appoint new ministers as he embarks on the future changes in the country's leadership.

Putin has instructed the outgoing government to perform its duties until a new administration is in place.

Related: Putin and Ukraine’s Black Sea lands: Another iteration of Novorossiya?


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