Putin presented Mishustin’s candidacy for the post of prime minister.

Today, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the decree appointing Mikhail Mishustin as the country's prime minister, the Kremlin's press service reported.

Moscow.- Previously, Putin presented Mishustin’s candidacy for the post of prime minister to the State Duma, which that legislative body approved in a plenary session this Friday and sent a resolution to the country’s president. The Decree signed by the president says that following paragraph “a” of article 83 of the Constitution, he appoints Mikhail Mishustin president of the Government of the Russian Federation.

The 375 deputies voted in favor of Mishustin’s confirmation as prime minister, while 57 abstained.

Next, the new head of the Cabinet must, no later than one week after his appointment, present to the president proposals on the structure of the federal executive bodies. Within 14 days, the prime minister submits to the approval of the State Duma the candidacies of the deputy prime ministers and federal ministers, except for those of the heads of the security bloc and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for whom a special procedure.

The Lower House of Parliament decides on the candidates for the head of government within a week at the latest. Persons approved by them are appointed to the position by the President of Russia. (PL)