MOSCOW, January 16. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree appointing Mikhail Mishustin as the country’s prime minister.
"In accordance with Article 83(a) of the Russian Constitution, Mikhail Vladimirovich Mishustin is appointed as Russia’s Prime Minister," says the decree published on the Kremlin’s website.
The decree comes into force on the day of its signing.
Earlier on Thursday, the State Duma (the lower house of parliament) gave its consent to Mishustin’s appointment. As many as 383 lawmakers voted ‘yes,’ no one voted ‘no,’ while 41 abstained from voting.
Meeting with former PM
Former Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, appointed deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, will hold a meeting with new Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on Friday, January 17, the Russian government’s press service informed.
"The meeting between the deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council and the Russian prime minister will take place tomorrow [January 17] at the House of Government of the Russian Federation," the press service stated.
The entire Russian government, headed by former PM Dmitry Medvedev, resigned on January 15. Earlier on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree appointing Mikhail Mishustin as the country’s prime minister after the Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament) gave its consent to Mishustin’s appointment.
The newly appointed head of government stated on the outcomes of the plenary session of the Russian State Duma that he would announce the new composition of the Cabinet of Ministers within a few days.