Putin to reshuffle senior gov’t roles after election victory


Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russia’s elite expects President Vladimir Putin to reshuffle senior government roles after his election victory, according to reports.

Sources close to the authorities said they expected younger people to be brought in, including perhaps as deputy ministers and heads of ministerial departments.

The older generation of government officials are expected to be demoted or retire after the election.

Putin has not made major changes to the government since 2020.

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Changes at major state corporations, state energy behemoths and in Russia’s more than 80 regional governorships are also seen as possible.

Top officials likely to retain their posts due to the ongoing Ukraine war are Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Technocratic prime minister Mikhail Mishustin and Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina are also expected to keep their jobs. (Reuters/NAN) (www.nannews.ng)

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