Federal Government resigned in Russia


In Russia, the federal government resigned last night. President Vladimir Putin calls for numerous constitutional amendments followed the resignation. Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev has resigned. Medvedev’s resignation from President Vladimir Putin Putin proposed to Medvedev to be the deputy chairman of the National Security Council which he chairs. Within hours, Putin appointed Prime Minister Mikhail Mikesten as head of the tax service. Putin called on Medvedev to “take charge” until a new cabinet is formed. Mr. Putin said the referendum on a constitutional amendment would increase the power of parliament while maintaining a strong presidential system.


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