Entire Russian Government Resigns to Make Way for Putin Power Grab: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev made a startling announcement on Wednesday that he and his entire government will resign to get out of President Vladimir Putin’s way as Putin rewrites the Russian constitution.
Putin seeks to add provisions that would allow him to remain in power indefinitely, although he might still have to forfeit the title of “president.”
Medvedev issued his announcement on state television while sitting next to Putin, who thanked him for his service. Medvedev was promptly named deputy chairman of Putin’s Russian Security Council and asked to continue serving in a caretaker capacity, along with other officials, until a new Cabinet can be appointed.
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