State Speech Approves Mikhail Mishustin as Prime Minister of Russia
383 deputies voted in favor of Mishustin’s nomination
“People need to come to the polls and say whether they want the change or not,” Putin said at a meeting with municipal officials in the Moscow suburbs.
“Only after people have spoken, will I either sign or not sign changes to the law,” Putin insisted.
Critics of Putin are asking how his prime minister, Mishustin, has acquired expensive properties
He made a very serious discrepancy between his income and his property
The Russian leader did the statement against the background of growing fears, that the national vote would be meaningless, even if Putin himself suggested the idea of holding one, after proposing amendments designed to redistribute the executive powers of the government in Moscow.
The changes will give the leader the country’s right to release judges, prime ministers and cabinet members, while remaining responsible for Russia’s military and law enforcement agencies.