Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, who in the course of yesterday’s vote gained more than 76% percent of the votes, promised changes in the government immediately after the inauguration. The politician evaded the question, whether there will be Dmitry Medvedev, the head of the Cabinet of Ministers, but promised about this subject to think about.
photo: Natalia Gubernatorova
During a press conference at the election headquarters in Moscow, Putin noted that to change the composition of the government can only President who came into their powers. “So now I’m going to think about what and how to do it,” he said (quoted by RIA news).
Putin said that “the subject” begins to think on this subject today, because we had to wait for the election results. However, he reiterated that all decisions will be made after the inauguration – that is in early may.
According to the CEC, after counting 80% of the ballots, Vladimir Putin scored 76,18% of the vote. In second place is the candidate of the Communist party Pavel Grudinin (voted 12,30% of the electorate), the third — the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky (5.98 percent of the vote).
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