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Putin proposes vote on constitutional shake-up that could extend his rule

Credit: Reuters- Published on January 15, 2020
President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday proposed a nationwide vote on sweeping constitutional changes that would shift power from the presidency to parliament and the prime minister, a move that could allow him to extend his rule after leaving the Kremlin.
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Credit: Oneindia
Published on January 16, 2020 -  01:18
Putin consolidates power: Russian govt resigns to set off constitutional changes | OneIndia News
In a shocking move, Russian President Vladimir Putin has set off changes that are designed to clear the way for him to extend his 20-year presidential rule and also give him sweeping powers. On Wednesday night, the Russian govt resigned so that Putin can carry out constitutional changes that shifts the power balance in the Russian govt towards the PM and Parliament. We explain how this helps Putin.

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