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The Communist Party in Russia's parliament could vote against outgoing President
The Communist Party in Russia's parliament could vote against outgoing President Vladimir Putin's appointment as prime minister, a party leader said on Tuesday.

Putin has agreed to take up the premier's post after his hand-picked successor, 42-year-old Dmitry Medvedev, is inaugurated as president on May 7.

"The probability that we will vote against is very high," Oleg Kulikov said.

He said the Communist Party had insisted that preliminary consultations be held with the candidate for prime minister, but they never took place.

With 226 votes needed to confirm Putin's appointment, the pro-presidential United Russia Party has 315 seats in the State Duma. The Communist Party has 57 seats in Russia's lower house of parliament.

Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday he may submit Putin's candidacy for prime minister on Wednesday, immediately after his inauguration as president.

State Duma Speaker Boris Gryzlov said previously the lower house would consider Putin's nomination on May 8.

While Putin has often been criticized by both the West and Russia's tiny opposition movement for his crackdown on the country's independent media, his eight years in power have seen living standards in Russia rise and the country seek to reestablish its presence on the global stage.

Fuelled by petrodollars, Moscow has strongly stated its opposition to NATO expansion and U.S. plans for a missile defense shield in Central Europe.


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