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Russian PM and government resign as Putin proposes sweeping constitutional changes

Russian PM and government resign as Putin proposes sweeping constitutional



Russian president, due to step down in 2024, suggests two-term total limit in future Vladimir Putin has proposed changes to Russia’s constitution that would limit the power of a potential successor if he steps down in 2024, indicating he may occupy a beefed-up role as Russia’s prime minister or in the government’s state council.In a televised speech before senior officials, Putin suggested amending Russia’s constitution to limit a future president to two terms in office – he has served four – tightening residency requirements for presidential candidates, and letting parliament choose candidates for prime minister and the cabinet, in effect weakening the presidency. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/15/putin-calls-for-constitution-changes-that-would-weaken-successor

Author : Andrew Roth in Moscow

Publish date : 2020-01-15 14:05:06

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