Putin leaves Medvedev as Prime Minister of Russia

Russian president Vladimir Putin, occupying the office for a fourth term, left Dmitry Medvedev as the head of the government. This was reported on the Kremlin’s website.

Now the State Duma of the Russian Federation must approve Medvedev’s candidacy.

According to the Russian constitution, after the inauguration of the president, the government resigns. Then the president names a prime minister, who recommends to the president candidates for the federal ministers.

Until the new government goes into operation, the standing government, with its head and federal ministers, continues to carry out its responsibilities.

Medvedev has been the head of the government of Russia since 2012. From 2008-2012, he was president of the country.

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