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Vladimir Putin has embarked on a sweeping reshuffle of Russia’s leadership, accepting the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev and proposing constitutional amendments that would limit the power of a potential successor as president if he steps down in 2024.

In a surprise move, Russia’s government said it would resign in full just hours after Putin announced plans for a national referendum that would shift power away from the presidency.

Putin is laying the groundwork as he prepares for a transition in 2024 that analysts say will likely see him abandon the presidency but retain power through a beefed-up role as Russia’s prime minister or in the government’s State Council instead.

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.

Shortly after the speech, Medvedev said that Russia’s government would resign in full, allowing Putin to appoint new ministers. Medvedev, who also announced his intention to step down, was appointed to a new position as the deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council, which is headed by Putin.

His move would allow Putin to appoint a new prime minister, potentially signalling whom he favours as a potential successor as president. It is not clear when the new prime minister will be named, and Putin has asked the current government to stay on until new ministers have been chosen.

Putin presented his amendments to the constitution as a significant change to Russia’s governing document, and called for the first nationwide referendum since 1993 to confirm them. An elections official said within an hour of Putin’s speech that a referendum could be prepared as soon as the proposal

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

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Just now, PopThatArt said:

Smells fishy to me..... 

he wants to have the power after 2024 when he isn't allowed to be president anymore.  He is a scary man

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:udidnt: And this is one day after it was discovered that Russia's govt also hacked the Ukranian company at the center of Trump's impeachment controversy... 

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Trillion Reasons

Nothing special. Putin will leave President's chair in 2024, but he definitely wants to have power. And that is why he needs weaker future President of RF who wouldn't bother him. 

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25 minutes ago, Varys said:

Vladimir Putin has embarked on a sweeping reshuffle of Russia’s leadership, accepting the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev and proposing constitutional amendments that would limit the power of a potential successor as president if he steps down in 2024.

In a surprise move, Russia’s government said it would resign in full just hours after Putin announced plans for a national referendum that would shift power away from the presidency.

Putin is laying the groundwork as he prepares for a transition in 2024 that analysts say will likely see him abandon the presidency but retain power through a beefed-up role as Russia’s prime minister or in the government’s State Council instead.

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.

Shortly after the speech, Medvedev said that Russia’s government would resign in full, allowing Putin to appoint new ministers. Medvedev, who also announced his intention to step down, was appointed to a new position as the deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council, which is headed by Putin.

His move would allow Putin to appoint a new prime minister, potentially signalling whom he favours as a potential successor as president. It is not clear when the new prime minister will be named, and Putin has asked the current government to stay on until new ministers have been chosen.

Putin presented his amendments to the constitution as a significant change to Russia’s governing document, and called for the first nationwide referendum since 1993 to confirm them. An elections official said within an hour of Putin’s speech that a referendum could be prepared as soon as the proposal

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

I don't understand their politics. In the UK you have a prime minister but not a president. In the US, you have a president but not a prime minister. So Russia has both?? How does it work?

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5 minutes ago, Rio said:

I don't understand their politics. In the UK you have a prime minister but not a president. In the US, you have a president but not a prime minister. So Russia has both?? How does it work?

In the uk you have head of state (Queen) and head of goverment (prime minister)

In some countries you have head of state (President) and  and head of goverment (Prime minister) 

In some countries the president has power (France,Russia) in other countries the prime minister (Germany,Finland,Austria...)

Other countries both the head of state and head of goverment is the president (USA,Brazil....)

Putin wants to shift the power from president to prime minister after 2024 when he isn't allowed to be president anymore and expects to become prime minister

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14 minutes ago, Rio said:

I don't understand their politics. In the UK you have a prime minister but not a president. In the US, you have a president but not a prime minister. So Russia has both?? How does it work?

Yes Russia has both. President is head of State and Prime Minister is head of government.

EDIT: I was beaten to it :huntyga:

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So now that he plans to possibly leave now he wants to reduce authoritarian power. Of course :madge:

 

It's funny Portugal where I used to live also has Prime Minister AND President but in Portugal the Prime Minister has more power to run the Country whereas the President is more just military matters and signing important stuff he doesn't make big decisions

 

But we know Putin abused power cuz when he was Prime Minister you only heard about Putin running Russia and when he became President you never hear about Prime Minister anymore and suddenly he's still running Country as President

 

How did Putin run the Country in both positions???? Clearly he outside his jurisdiction. No wonder he favoured Trump they think alike :madge:

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Just now, Economy said:

So now that he plans to possibly leave now he wants to reduce authoritarian power. Of course :madge:

 

He is not planning to reduce authoritarian power tho nor planning to leave 

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6 minutes ago, Varys said:

He is not planning to reduce authoritarian power tho nor planning to leave 

"proposing constitutional amendments that would limit the power of a potential successor as president if he steps down in 2024."

 

Did I misunderstand that? It sounds like he's making plans that if leaves his successor would not have as much power as him

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1 minute ago, Economy said:

"proposing constitutional amendments that would limit the power of a potential successor as president if he steps down in 2024."

 

Did I misunderstand that? It sounds like he's making plans that if leaves his successor would not have as much power as him

Putin is laying the groundwork as he prepares for a transition in 2024 that analysts say will likely see him abandon the presidency but retain power through a beefed-up role as Russia’s prime minister or in the government’s State Council instead.

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Trillion Reasons
5 minutes ago, Varys said:

He is not planning to reduce authoritarian power tho nor planning to leave 

It is kind of interesting. They have Parliament elections in 2021, and then — in 2026. Of course, if there will be no dissolution of Parliament. 

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