Dmitry Medvedev remains PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin has chosen to retain Dmitry Medvedev as prime minister for his new term.

Putin submitted the proposal for premiership to the lower house of parliament, or State Duma, immediately after he was sworn in for his 4th term yesterday.

The Duma is expected to approve Medvedev as prime minister today. Medvedev has held the premiership since 2012 when Putin started his 3rd term as president.

The Russian government stepped down yesterday in accordance with the Constitution after the inauguration of newly-elected President Vladimir Putin.

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