Russian lawmakers approve Putin’s nominee Mishustin to return as PM

By Thomson Reuters May 10, 2024 | 8:30 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The lower house of Russia’s parliament voted on Friday to approve the nomination of Mikhail Mishustin to return as prime minister, a position he has held since 2020.

Russia’s government resigned automatically after President Vladimir Putin’s inauguration on May 7 following his re-election, and he nominated Mishustin, 58, to continue leading the cabinet.

(Reporting by Reuters; editing by Mark Heinrich)