Russian government resigns as Vladimir Putin plans future

Thursday, 16 January 2020 - 6:35

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Russia's government has resigned, hours after President Vladimir Putin proposed sweeping constitutional changes that could prolong his stay in power.

If approved by the public, the proposals would transfer power from the presidency to parliament.

Putin is due to step down in 2024 when his 4th term of office comes to an end.

But there is speculation he could seek a new role or hold on to power behind the scenes.



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