CGTN America

CGTN America 16 Jan 2020

Entire Russian government to resign


A stunning political shakeup in Russia, the entire government has resigned. The move comes in response to sweeping reforms announced by President Putin. CGTN's Julia Chapman explains what this means for Putin's future and Cabinet appointments

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced on state television that he and the entire government are resigning after President Vladimir Putin proposed constitutional amendments that would weaken his the power of his successor. CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his entire government has resigned, allowing President Vladimir Putin to make constitutional changes
The entire Russian government is resigning, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced, after Vladimir Putin proposed sweeping reforms that could extend his decades-long grip on power beyond the end of his presidency.
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