"[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.
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
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.
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.