Putin is finally putting his long term plan into motion to secure power passed 2024 when he will be forced out of office the first step was to have the whole government resign.
Vladimir Putin has done it again. Facing a hard term limit in 2024 and falling approval ratings as the economy stagnates, Russia’s president has taken an unexpected gamble to increase his options by reshaping the political system.
Astonishing observers, Putin proposed on Wednesday the most dramatic changes to Russia’s constitution since 1993.
Under his plan – which he promised to submit to a nationwide vote – the right to choose the prime minister and his government would pass from the president to the parliament. At present, the president nominates the prime minister. The lower house of parliament, the State Duma, must approve the candidate by a majority vote, but if it rejects the president’s nominees three times in a row, he can dissolve parliament and call new election.