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Russian Government Resigns as Vladimir Putin Seeks to Retain Power Beyond 2024

HeadlineJan 16, 2020

In Russia, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev abruptly resigned Wednesday along with his entire Cabinet in a surprise move that paves the way for President Vladimir Putin to remain in power after his final presidential term ends in 2024. Putin has proposed sweeping constitutional changes to expand the power of the parliament and the State Council while weakening the presidency. The Russian parliament is expected to vote today to confirm Putin’s pick for new prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin, a bureaucrat who runs Russia’s tax service. Later in the broadcast, we’ll have more on Russia’s political shake-up.

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