Putin confirms Medvedev to be PM, given election winDecember 2nd, 2011 - 2:20 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin confirmed to switch posts with outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev if voters supported the pro-Kremlin United Russia party and Putin’s candidacy in upcoming elections.
“I would like to once again stress that if the voters trust us with forming the government, that is they vote for United Russia and me as the Russian president, Dmitry Anatolyevich would undoubtedly head the government,” Putin said at a meeting with voters Thursday.
He said that Russia must pursue modernisation in all areas, “end its dependence on oil and gas and perform a transition to the innovative development model”.
Medvedev, in his turn, said that he and Putin would continue their frequent trips across Russia if elected to the posts.
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