Russian Govt. Resigns As Putin Proposes Reforms to Extend Office Term gathered that the Russian government led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced on Wednesday that the entire Russian government is resigning.

CNN reported that this shock resignation comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a sweeping reform that could extend his decades-long grip on power beyond the end of his presidency.

CNN further reports have it that, Putin’s proposed constitutional amendments tends to strengthen the powers of the prime minister and parliament at the expense of the presidency.

Putin’s critics have suggested that he is considering various scenarios to retain control of the country after his presidential term ends in 2024, including the option of becoming prime minister with extended powers.

Similarly, in 2008 Putin swapped places with the prime minister to circumvent the constitutional provision banning the same person from serving two consecutive terms.

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