Russia: Putin picks Mishustin to stay on as prime minister

Source: Deutsche Welle [German state media]

“Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday proposed the reappointment of Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, the parliamentary speaker has said, with a vote due the same day in the Duma on the choice. … The announcement comes following the legally mandatory resignation of the government ahead of a new presidential term. However, there are no indications that Putin plans any large-scale reshuffle of his government, with observers saying he is likely to want to create a feeling of stability in a country that is under pressure amid its invasion of Ukraine.” (05/10/24)