Russian lawmakers approve Putin’s pick for new PM

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Mikhail Mishustin

Russian lawmakers approve Putin’s pick, Mikhail Mishustin as new Prime Minister.

On Wednesday Putin nominated the little-known tax chief as the new prime minister after he unveiled sweeping constitutional changes and the government of his loyal lieutenant Dmitry Medvedev resigned.

Mishustin, the 53-year-old prime minister-designate, also said authorities need to restore confidence with the business community.

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