United Russia Ruling Party Unanimously Approves Mishustin's Candidacy as PM
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Russia's ruling political party United Russia has unanimously approved the candidacy of Mikhail Mishustin for prime minister, the State Duma speaker's aide, Anastasia Kashevarova, said on Thursday.
"United Russia is unanimously in favor," Kashevarova wrote on her Telegram blog, Sputnik reported.
Additionally, Kashevarova said that Mishustin had said that the Cabinet's further work would be built in close cooperation with the parliament.
At the same time, a party's member Andrei Turchak said that despite his resignation as prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev will remain the head of the party.
The Russian State Duma will hold a meeting later in the day to consider Mishustin's candidacy. Prior to that, Mishustin will meet with all factions of the country's lower chamber of parliament.
On Wednesday, Medvedev announced the government's resignation, hours after President Vladimir Putin addressed lawmakers and high-ranking officials outlining domestic political priorities.
Following the resignation, Putin proposed Mikhail Mishustin, the head of the Federal Tax Service, for the post of prime minister.