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Medvedev Confirmed as Russian Prime Minister in Parliament Vote

Dmitry Medvedev Sergei Bobylev / TASS

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. 

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