Russian President Vladimir Putin sped up the shake-up of Russia’s political system on Monday.
In a surprise move last week, Putin announced plans for sweeping governmental reforms.
Long-time ally Dmitry Medvedev then resigned as prime minister..
Russia's ruling party on Thursday unanimously backed President Vladimir Putin's surprise choice for prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin, a man with almost no political profile. But why was he picked? Lauren Anthony reports.
The unexpected announcement, which came shortly after Putin proposed a nationwide vote on sweeping changes that would shift power from the presidency to parliament, means Russia will also get a new prime minister.