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'Technocratic placeholder'? Putin picks low-profile tax chief as Russian PM

Credit: Reuters- Published on January 15, 2020
Mikhail Mishustin, President Vladimir Putin's surprise choice to become Russia's prime minister, is a tax chief with almost no political profile who analysts say could be a "technocratic placeholder."
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Published on January 16, 2020 -  01:37
How Putin's shake-up could keep him in power past 2024
Russia's ruling party on Thursday unanimously backed President Vladimir Putin's surprise choice for prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin, a man with almost no political profile. But why was he picked? Lauren Anthony reports.

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