Russian PM presents proposed cabinet team to Putin

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MOSCOW, Sep 24 (Reuters) Russian Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov has presented his proposed cabinet team to President Vladimir Putin, Russian news agencies quoted Kremlin chief spokesman Alexei Gromov as saying today.

No details of the new line-up were given and there was no information on when it might be announced.

Russia has been awaiting details of the new cabinet since Zubkov's appointment on September. 12, with speculation focusing on the likely fate of Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin and Economy Minister German Gref, the cabinet's leading liberals.

Russian news agencies reported earlier in the day that Putin had returned from the Black Sea resort of Sochi to Moscow.

''The prime minister presented his proposals at the meeting with President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin,'' the Itar-TASS news agency quoted Gromov as saying.

Putin has said he wants a new team to lead the Russian government through parliamentary and presidential elections over the next six months.

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