May 8, 2018 / 2:27 PM / 9 months ago

Medvedev confirmed as Russian prime minister in parliament vote

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Dmitry Medvedev, who was nominated as the candidate for the post of Prime Minister, attend a session of the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in Moscow Russia May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s lower house of parliament confirmed Dmitry Medvedev as prime minister on Tuesday, voting 374 against 56 in favour of him remaining in the job he has held since 2012.

President Vladimir Putin, who was sworn in for a new six-year term in the Kremlin on Monday, had put forward Medvedev to be prime minister and asked lawmakers to support his nominee.

Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Editing by Katya Golubkova

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