Russian lawmakers approve Putin's nominee Mishustin to return as PM

Russian Prime Minister Mishustin and Azerbaijani President Aliyev meet in Baku

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The lower house of Russia's parliament voted on Friday to approve the nomination of Mikhail Mishustin to return as prime minister, a position he has held since 2020.

Russia's government resigned automatically after President Vladimir Putin's inauguration on May 7 following his re-election, and he nominated Mishustin, 58, to continue leading the cabinet.

(Reporting by Reuters; editing by Mark Heinrich)