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    Russian Government Resigns, PM Medvedev Says

    Russian Government Resigns, PM Medvedev Says


    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    1/15/20
    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday that his government was resigning to give President Vladimir Putin room to carry out the changes he wants to make to the Constitution. The unexpected announcement, which came shortly after Putin proposed a nationwide vote on sweeping changes that would shift power from the presidency to parliament, means Russia will also get a new prime minister. Possible candidates include Sergei Sobyanin, the mayor of Moscow, Maxim Oreshkin, the economy minister, or Alexander Novak, the energy minister. Medvedev made the announcement on state television sitting next to Putin who thanked Medvedev, a close ally, for his work.

    "These amendments, when they will be adopted ... will make significant changes not only to a number of articles of the Constitution, but also to the balance of power,” the state-run TASS news agency quoted Medvedev as saying. “In this context, it is obvious that we, as the government, should provide the president of our country with the ability to make all necessary decisions for this.” Putin said that Medvedev would take on a new job as deputy head of Russia's Security Council, which Putin chairs. Putin asked for the outgoing government to remain at work until a new government was appointed.
    Medvedev (54) is being put to pasture more or less. Like Putin (67) he has stolen enough to accumulate generational wealth.

    Putin is currently reshaping how the Russian government will look and function after 2024 by rewriting the Constitution.

    You can fairly well bet that Putin will continue to play a major role, even if not the preeminent role in the Russian government.

    Related: Putin Proposes Power Shift to Parliament and PM, in Possible Hint at Own Future


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    Re: Russian Government Resigns, PM Medvedev Says

    so the Duma could appoint Putin as PM -and the PM will be the executive power ?

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    Re: Russian Government Resigns, PM Medvedev Says

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    so the Duma could appoint Putin as PM -and the PM will be the executive power ?
    Possible, yes. Another possibility is Putin heading the State Council which under the proposed constitutional changes will have greater powers.


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    Re: Russian Government Resigns, PM Medvedev Says

    It's really just a thinly-veiled dictatorship in the making. And really just a slight modification of what Putin and Medvedev were doing by changing jobs every time their respective terms of office expired.
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    Re: Russian Government Resigns, PM Medvedev Says

    Quote Originally Posted by digitusmedius View Post
    It's really just a thinly-veiled dictatorship in the making. And really just a slight modification of what Putin and Medvedev were doing by changing jobs every time their respective terms of office expired.
    Its final form is still a bit murky. This is the new Russian Prime Minister.... (Mikhail Mishustin)



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    Re: Russian Government Resigns, PM Medvedev Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Its final form is still a bit murky. This is the new Russian Prime Minister.... (Mikhail Mishustin)

    Mikhail Mishustin, the little-known tax chief who Putin handpicked to succeed Dmitry Medvedev, was approved by 383 deputies in the State Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, while 41 deputies abstained in the January 16 vote.

    Zero votes against. No, this isn't staged at all.


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    Re: Russian Government Resigns, PM Medvedev Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Mikhail Mishustin, the little-known tax chief who Putin handpicked to succeed Dmitry Medvedev, was approved by 383 deputies in the State Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, while 41 deputies abstained in the January 16 vote.

    Zero votes against. No, this isn't staged at all.
    Russia is a republic closely dictated by oligarchs, and you expected different how? The only interesting thing might be the russian govt trying to move away from oligarchs and consolidating power. Putin was hand picked by the oligarchs and the russian govt to succeed yeltsin, medvev was handpicked to succeed putin between terms, the wealthiest in the nation have a massive say because wealth and govt there are tied together.

    I think it was a year or two ago when people argued putin was a dictator I said he was not he was a puppet of the oligarchy, but I predicted he would not end his term as a dictator but would make moves to ensure whoever succeeds him is. Given putins age it is unlikely he will ever see the end result, he is setting it up to be a powerful controlling style govt, what remains unseen is if it will be the soviet style republic where it was a democracy so long as it was the communist party only, or just a straight up dictatorship.
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    Re: Russian Government Resigns, PM Medvedev Says

    Quote Originally Posted by beerftw View Post
    Russia is a republic closely dictated by oligarchs, and you expected different how?
    I'm just pointing to the initiates reading this thread, like you, that this entire operation by Putin is staged.

    Little different than the Senate impeachment operation by Moscow Mitch McConnell will be staged.


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