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Lawmakers approve Putin nominee Mishustin as PM


Mikhail Mishustin speaking to lawmakers during a session of the lower Parliament in Moscow on Thursday. | Photo Credit: AFP

Russia’s lawmakers approved Mikhail Mishustin as Prime Minister on Thursday in a lower house vote, less than 24 hours after President Vladimir Putin nominated him for the role.

His elevation is part of a sweeping shake-up of the political system announced by Putin on Wednesday, which led to the resignation of Dmitry Medvedev as Prime Minister along with his government.

Mr. Mishustin received 383 votes of 424 cast, with no votes against and 41 abstentions in a victory that had ...


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