Putin proposes Dmitry Medvedev for PM: Kremlin

Moscow (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday asked parliament to back a new mandate for outgoing prime minister Dmitry Medvedev, his longtime ally.

“Putin submitted Dmitry Medvedev’s candidacy to receive the agreement of the State Duma to appoint him prime minister,” the Kremlin said in a statement shortly after Putin was inaugurated for a fourth term.