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Shape of New RF Government

May 04, 2012, 11:04 UTC+3

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Vedomosti has learnt that First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov will most likely remain in the government. Anton Siluanov and Denis Manturov will retain ministerial portfolios. The first became Acting Finance Minister in September 2011, the second – Acting Minister of Industry and Trade in January 2012. And the Industry Ministry may be divided into two agencies - the Ministry of Civilian Industry and the Ministry of Military Industry. According to recent reports, Vladislav Surkov, Alexander Khloponin, Dmitry Rogozin and Dmitry Kozak will retain the posts of deputy prime ministers.

Nabiullina is likely to leave the Ministry of Economic Development for the post of deputy prime minister for social affairs. One of the candidates to replace her - Director of the Economy and Finance Department of the RF Government Staff Andrei Belousov, who had worked in the Ministry when German Gref headed it. And the two current Deputy Prime Ministers, Viktor Zubkov and Igor Sechin, will resign.

Tayana Golikova (Health Minister) will also leave the government. According to the VCIOM Russian Public Opinion Research Centre, 41 percent of the population are dissatisfied with her work. Other officials who have the low rating are Education Minister Andrei Fursenko (46 percent of the population dissatisfied) and Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev (36 percent).

Andrei Sharov May Become Premier of Moscow Region

The main contender for this position is Andrei Sharov, director of the RF government’s department of public administration, regional development and local self-government. And long-time collaborator of Sergei Shoigu - his first deputy in the RF Ministry of Emergency Situations Ruslan Tsalikov, will become the vice governor who will be responsible for the work of the governor’s administration.


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