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Entire Russian government quits after Putin calls for constitutional shake-up

One year ago   |   By New York Post

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev - and the entire government - resigned Wednesday after President Vladimir Putin proposed a constitutional shake-up to allow him to remain the leader after his presidency ends.
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The Russian government is resigning as Putin proposes changes to constitution that would weaken the country's next leader

The Russian government is resigning as Putin proposes changes to constitution that would weaken the country's next leader

One year ago   |   By Business Insider

The Russian government headed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is resigning to give the country's president the ability to more easily reshape the constitution, he announced Wednesday.
The decision follows an a speech earlier Wednesday by President Vladimir Putin proposing changes to the constitution that would limit the power of the presidency, effectively weakening his successor.
The changes would impose a two-term limit on future presidents, strengthen the State Council, and allow parliament instead of the president to choose the prime minister
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Russian prime minister and government resign after Putin speech

Russian prime minister and government resign after Putin speech

One year ago   |   By National Post

MOSCOW - 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.
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Russian government resigns - Prime Minister Medvedev

One year ago   |   By National Post

MOSCOW - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday that the government he heads was resigning to give President Vladimir Putin room to carry out changes he wants to make to the constitution.
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Report: Russia's Prime Minister Submits Resignation to Putin

One year ago   |   By Time

The Tass news agency reports that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev submitted his resignation to President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday.
Russian news agencies said Putin thanked Medvedev for his service but noted that the prime minister's Cabinet failed to fulfill all the objectives set for it. Russian media said Putin plans to name Medvedev as deputy of the presidential Security Council.
Medvedev, a longtime close associate of Putin's, has served as Russia's prime minister since 2012. He spent four years before that as president in 2008-2012.
Putin asked the member's of Medvedev's...
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