On Tuesday, Vladimir Putin announced the new staff of the government at the meeting with the Cabinet members in Kremlin.
"From one point of view it is a step towards stability and continuity of work, from another, the staff of the new government shows presidential readiness to carry out wide-scale reforms in economic and social spheres," Mr. Pekhtin told journalists.
Mr. Pekhtin views the ministries' reduction (from 30 to 17) as the beginning of the administrative reform, which has been spoken about for a long time. "That is absolutely right. We have been long waiting for it," Mr. Pekhtin said.
The State Duma deputy speaker noted that the former government fulfilled its main task - "the situation in the country stabilised".
"The new government will have to carry out the four-year-presidential course," Mr. Pekhtin said. He added that their first objective must be the GDP doubling and poverty fight.