After President Putin proposed a series of constitutional reforms, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and the rest of the Russian government announced their resignation. Although the previous government’s performance failed to fulfill certain tasks, Putin said he was “satisfied” with the past performance. Following the “bombshell” announcement, President Putin’s nomination for a new prime minister was approved by lawmakers. Tax authority chief, Mikhail Mishustin, received 383 votes out of 424 by Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma. In his address, Mishustin said that he was committed to keeping inflation at around 4%. Mishustin’s nomination did come as a surprise though. Even though he has led Russian’s federal tax authority for 10 years, he is not considered a high-profile politician in Russia.
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