"Instead of giving the candidate at least two weeks to prepare his own program, everything was made in a hurry. As a result, the deputies endorsed a sketch that repeat not Kasyanov's government, but rather Gaidar's government," Zyuganov told journalists after the vote.
He is dissatisfied with the progress of discussing Fradkov's candidacy, he added.
At the same time, State Duma deputy speaker Alexander Zhukov would be more preferable for Communists at the post of Prime Minister. "Zhukov is a smart man, he can work, he knows the budget process and has a strong personality," Zyuganov pointed out.
[Fradkov has proposed to appoint Zhukov Deputy Prime Minister].