Russian prime minister's government resigns after Putin proposes constitutional changes designed to keep him ‘leader-for-life’
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev just announced he and his government have submitted their resignations, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.
The move comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced constitutional changes.
“Putin has proposed changes to the constitution that critics say clear the way for him to remain the country’s leader-for-life,” The Globe and Mail adds.
#UPDATE Russian PM Dmitry #Medvedev says President Vladimir #Putin's proposed constitutional reforms would make sig… https://t.co/Qu709zWS4L— AFP news agency (@AFP news agency)1579096530.0
The Financial Times’ Moscow correspondent Max Seddon sheds some light:
Dmitry Medvedev – seen by many as the only acceptable candidate to succeed Putin as a weakened president – just ann… https://t.co/Yihy82Qzri— max seddon (@max seddon)1579095528.0