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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's cabinet resigned after President Vladimir Putin's inauguration for a new presidential term, the government press service said in a statement Monday.

    "[Prime Minister] Dmitry Medvedev signed an order on the Russian government's resignation," the statement said.

    The government, in accordance with the constitution, resigned after the Russian president took office on May 7.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed that the State Duma, the lower house of Russia's parliament, consider the candidacy of Dmitry Medvedev for the post of the country's prime minister, the Kremlin said in a statement Monday.

    However, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation announced they wouldn't support the candidacy of Dmitry Medvedev for the post of Russian prime minister, as deputy chair of the party’s faction in the Russian state Duma, Nikolai Kolomeitsev said Monday.

    As for the posts of deputy prime ministers in the new composition of government, Medvedev did not mention acting deputy prime ministers Igor Shuvalov, Arkady Dvorkovich, Sergei Prikhodko, Dmitry Rogozin, Alexander Khloponin and Yuri Trutnev among the candidates for these positions. It has been reported that just three acting deputy prime ministers — Olga Golodets, Dmitry Kozak and Vitaly Mutko — were re-nominated for their positions.

    The acting prime minister also proposed Russian Accounts Chamber chair Tatyana Golikova, plenipotentiary presidential representative in the Central Federal District and former Agriculture Minister Alexei Gordeev, Deputy Chief of Government Staff Maxim Akimov and Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov for deputy prime ministers.

    President's Inauguration Ceremony

    Under the Law on the Election of the President of the Russian Federation, the inauguration procedure is held six years after the inauguration of the president's predecessor. In the event of election rerun that has been appointed for this day or in the event of an early election, the president-elect shall be inaugurated on the 30th day after the official publication of the presidential election results by the Russian Central Election Commission.

    Since 2000, the president of Russia is inaugurated on May 7.

    Presidential elections were held in Russia on March 18. Voter turnout was 67.54 percent. Putin won the elections gaining 76.69 percent of the vote, with over 56.4 million voters casting their ballots for him, according to Central Election Commission data.

    Candidacies Proposed by Medvedev 

    Russian acting Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday he was proposing the candidacy of acting Finance Minister Anton Siluanov for the post of first deputy prime minister.

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    Medvedev has also proposed seven candidates for the posts of deputy prime minister during consultations with the United Russia party group in the parliament's lower house, State Duma lawmaker Natalya Kostenko said.

    "Dmitry Medvedev at the meeting with the United Russia party group made proposals for the leadership of the new government of Russia. Social policy — [Tatyana] Golikova, agriculture — [Alexey] Gordeev, energy and industry — [Dmitry] Kozak, culture and sports — [Olga] Golodets, construction — [Vitaly] Mutko, digital economy, transport, communication — [Maxim] Akimov, defense — [Yuri] Borisov," Kostenko wrote on Facebook.


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