Putin Nominates New Prime Minister Following Presidential Inauguration

Written by Camilla Jessen

May.10 - 2024 9:11 AM CET

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Putin nominated Mishustin for the post of prime minister.

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Russian "President" Vladimir Putin has officially submitted Mikhail Mishustin's candidacy for the post of Prime Minister to the State Duma, announced by Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin on Telegram.

The nomination comes shortly after Putin was inaugurated for his fifth presidential term in a ceremony at the Grand Kremlin Palace.

Upcoming Vote

The State Duma is set to discuss Mishustin’s candidacy today.

Before the vote, Mishustin is expected to deliver a report and respond to questions from the deputies, focusing on key national issues.

These discussions will cover a range of topics including demographic policy, improving the well-being of citizens, support for families with children, youth policy, technological sovereignty, as well as economic, regional development, and increasing the country's defense capabilities.

Putin's Oath

During his inauguration in St. Andrew's Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace, Putin pledged to "respect and protect the rights and freedoms of man and citizen, defend the Constitution, sovereignty, and security, and serve the people."

Following his oath, Valery Zorkin, the Chairman of the Constitutional Court, confirmed that Putin had assumed the office of "President of the Russian Federation."

It's important to note that there are divergent views on the legitimacy of Putin's presidency following the March 2024 elections.

New Europe, a notable Russian publication, has openly questioned the legitimacy of these elections and urged independent media outlets to refrain from using the title "president" when referring to Putin, instead labeling him as a dictator.

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