MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday asked parliament to back a new mandate for outgoing prime minister Dmitry Medvedev, his longtime ally.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (left) and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. AFP FILE PHOTO
“Putin submitted Dmitry Medvedev’s candidacy to receive the agreement of the State Duma to appoint him prime minister,” the Kremlin said in a statement shortly after Putin was inaugurated for a fourth term.
Medvedev, now 52, served as president from 2008 to 2012 when Putin had served the maximum two consecutive terms permitted by the Russian constitution.
Putin then returned as president in 2012 while Medvedev became prime …read more
Source: The Manila Times