Mikhail Fradkov's First Cabinet

Mikhail Fradkov's First Cabinet (March - May 2004) was a cabinet of the government of the Russian Federation during the presidential election of 2004, preceded by the cabinet of Mikhail Kasyanov, who had been dismissed by President Vladimir Putin on February 24, 2004, and followed by Mikhail Fradkov's Second Cabinet immediately after Vladimir Putin's second inauguration.

First cabinet of Mikhail Fradkov
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Date formed5 March 2004
Date dissolved7 May 2004
People and organisations
Head of stateVladimir Putin
Head of governmentMikhail Fradkov
Deputy head of governmentAlexander Zhukov
No. of ministers16
Member partyUnited Russia[1]
Status in legislatureMajority
Opposition partyCommunist Party
Opposition leaderGennady Zyuganov
History
PredecessorKasyanov
SuccessorFradkov II

It was led by Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov, proposed by President Vladimir Putin for the approval by the State Duma on March 1, 2004. On March 5 Fradkov was approved by the State Duma and appointed Prime Minister by the President. Other 16 ministers of the cabinet were appointed by presidential decrees on March 9. Seven of the ministers occupied the same positions in Mikhail Kasyanov's Government: Yury Chaika, Alexey Gordeyev, German Gref, Sergei Ivanov, Viktor Khristenko, Alexey Kudrin, and Sergei Shoigu. The cabinet underwent no reshuffles and resigned on May 7. It was a temporary cabinet, as Russian legislation stipulates that a new government has to be formed in the beginning of a new presidential term, so the ministers remained acting and were reappointed with minor changes as Mikhail Fradkov's Second Cabinet few days later.

MembersEdit

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister5 March 200412 May 2004 Independent
Deputy Prime Minister9 March 200412 May 2004 United Russia
Minister of Agriculture9 March 200412 May 2004 United Russia
Minister of Culture and Mass Media9 March 200412 May 2004 Independent
Minister of Defence9 March 200412 May 2004 Independent
Minister of Economic Development and Trade9 March 200412 May 2004 Independent
Minister of Education and Science9 March 200412 May 2004 Independent
Minister of Emergency Situations9 March 200412 May 2004 United Russia
Minister of Finance9 March 200412 May 2004 Independent
Minister of Foreign Affairs9 March 200412 May 2004 United Russia
Minister of Industry and Energy9 March 200412 May 2004 Independent
Minister of Health and Social Development9 March 200412 May 2004 Independent
Minister of Internal Affairs9 March 200412 May 2004 Independent
Minister of Justice9 March 200412 May 2004 Independent
Minister of Natural Resources9 March 200412 May 2004 United Russia
Minister of Transport and Communications9 March 200412 May 2004 Independent
Minister, Chief of Staff of the Government9 March 200412 May 2004 Independent

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