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Medvedev remains United Russia's head

Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (pictured right) will remain the head of the ruling party United Russia, despite the government's resignation, Secretary of the General Council of the party Andrey Turchak (pictured left) announced on Thursday.

"There are no restrictions for combining the posts of the deputy chairman of the Security Council and the chairman of the party; Medvedev remained the head of United Russia," Turchak said.

Yesterday, Medvedev revealed that he will step down from his position in order to "provide the president [Vladimir Putin] with the opportunity to make all the necessary arrangements" in the country. Following the resignation, Russian President Vladimir Putin nominated the head of the Federal Tax Service of Russia Mikhail Mishustin for prime minister which was approved by United Russia.

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