Mikhail Mishustin approved for candidacy

TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – Russia’s ruling United Russia Party has unanimously approved the candidacy of President Vladimir Putin’s pick, Mikhail Mishustin, for the post of prime minister. Anastasia Kashevarov, an aide to Russia’s parliament speaker, announced the Mikhail Mishustin candidacy on social media on Thursday ahead of a formal parliamentary vote. Russia’s lower house of parliament — the State Duma — is expected to hold a meeting later in the day to vote on Mishustin’s candidacy