Dmitry Medvedev, a Russian prime minister has on Thursday, January 16, 2020, resigned with the entire parliament in the country, Russia’s government announced.
Medvedev, officially resigned after President Vladimir Putin proposed a series of constitutional reforms.
During an interview, the former Russian Prime Minister said he had to resign so that the President of Russia can be empowered to take whatever action is necessary.
“We, as the government of the Russian Federation, must empower the president of our country to take whatever action is necessary. This is why the government in its current composition is resigning.
“We should provide the president of our country with the possibility to take all the necessary measures to carry out the changes.
“All further decisions will be taken by the president.”
Details of the Constitutional Reforms
Putin proposed a series of constitutional reforms, aimed at strengthening the duty of parliament.
The reforms included giving parliament the supreme authority to select the Prime Minister and the Senior Cabinet members, instead of the President as stated in the present system.
It was obtained from international media that Putin requested Medvedev to take on the position of Deputy Head of the Security Council until a new government has been appointed.
“I want to thank you for everything that has been done, to express satisfaction with the results that have been achieved,” Putin said.
“Not everything worked out, but everything never works out,” he added.
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