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World Putin proposes giving parliament power to choose Russia's PM

13:15  15 january  2020
13:15  15 january  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Russian prime minister and government resign after Putin speech

  Russian prime minister and government resign after Putin speech 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.   © Sputnik/Dmitry Astakhov/Pool via REUTERS Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speak before a meeting with government members in Moscow, Russia January 15, 2020. 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.

Russia ' s putin says wants to give parliament power to choose prime minister.

TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed entrusting the State Duma with power to nominate prime minister, deputy prime ministers and federal ministers, adding that the president will be obliged to appoint the nominated candidates, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his annual

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he wanted to give parliament the power to choose Russia's prime minister along with other responsibilities, but said he would like to keep Russia's strong presidential system in place. 

The comments, at Putin's state of the nation address, come as observers watch for clues as to how he might reform the political system before 2024 when his current presidential term ends and the constitution requires him to step down.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Andrew Osborn)

Russian lawmakers to debate Putin's constitution reform .
Russia's State Duma on Thursday was set to discuss the constitutional amendment bill submitted by President Vladimir Putin, a reform plan unlikely to meet any serious criticism in parliament. The bill outlining constitutional changes was submitted to parliament on Monday, just five days after Putin formed a "working group" of 75 people, including athletes and celebrities, to work on the amendments. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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