Putin announces government reshuffle after his swearing in
Before swearing in, the elected President "will think about what and how to do."
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced during the press conference at the electoral headquarters in Moscow that he would reshuffle the government after the inauguration, RBC reports. Putin noted that the President could change the government only after assuming office. Before that, the Head of state intended "to think about what and how to do."
In response to a question whether current Head of government Dmitry Medvedev could become Prime Minister for a new term, Putin said he "thinks about it." According to the President, it was necessary to wait for the election results in order to think about possible changes in the government.
After processing 80% of the final protocols of precinct election commissions, Putin won 76.18% of the votes, the CEC said. The second place is taken by the candidate from the Communist Party Pavel Grudinin, who was supported by 12.30% of voters. Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Vladimir Zhirinovsky is third. He received 5.98% of the votes. Ksenia Sobchak was supported by 1.53% of voters, Grigory Yavlinsky - 0.92%, Boris Titov - 0.70%, Maxim Suraykin - 0.67%, and Sergei Baburin - 0.64% of those who voted.
Ismail Efendiev is suspected of exceeding authority in connection with the investigation of cases of detained earlier former First Deputy Prime Minister Ramazan Aliyev and nephew of the former head of Dagestan Askhabali Abdulatipov. Searches are being conducted at Efendiev's office and house.
The disappearance of an elderly Muscovite, who owns three rooms on Ostozhenka Street, and her disabled son, worried the neighbors, but the police refused to initiate criminal proceedings on their application. Housing in the elite area of the capital in the meantime was re-registered to a resident of St. Petersburg, who introduced herself as their relative.