In accordance with Article 83 (a) and Article 111 of the Russian Federation Constitution, the President sent a letter with this nomination to the State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin, asking the lower house of the Russian Parliament to approve the candidacy of former president Dmitry Medvedev for the post of Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.
Parliament is expected to act quickly on the nomination.
Russia has a great past and just as great a future. We will work with faith in our hearts and sincere and pure intention. (President Putin, 2012 Inauguration speech)