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Vladimir Putin sets stage to stay in power in Russia long after his presidency ends

Jan 16, 2020 - The Washington Times
Board and Executive Moves

Russian President Vladimir Putin set the stage Wednesday for sweeping constitutional changes that could allow him to continue wielding more power than anyone else in Moscow long after his current presidential term ends in four years.

In a sign that a pre-orchestrated restructuring may be in the works, several top Russian officials including Mr. Putin's number two, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev submitted their resignations Wednesday after Mr. Putin proposed the changes in his annual stat...