Parliament confirms Putin's PM nominee

Viktor Zubkov won easy confirmation Friday as Russia's new prime minister after being tapped for the post by President Vladimir Putin, less than six months ahead of a presidential handover.

Parliament confirms Putin's PM nominee
Viktor Zubkov won easy confirmation Friday as Russia's new prime minister after being tapped for the post by President Vladimir Putin, less than six months ahead of a presidential handover.

Deputies in the lower house of parliament, or Duma, overwhelmingly approved Zubkov with 381 votes in favour and 47 against, with eight abstentions.

Speaking to parliament ahead of the vote, Zubkov said his priorities were "ensuring stability of economic and social development."

AFP
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