Russia’s President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual address to the country's parliament on 15 January, during which he proposed that the lower house choose the candidature of the prime minister instead of just approving the president's choice. After that, the entire Russian government resigned to provide the president with the opportunity to implement the changes. Putin then nominated Mikhail Mishustin, currently the head of the Federal Tax Service, as the new prime minister. The next day the Russian lower house, the State Duma, approved his nomination to the post as the country's prime minister.
Last week, Mikhail Mishustin accepted President Putin's proposal to become the country's new prime minister following the resignation of the previous government.
This comes following Russian President Vladimir Putin's state-of-the-nation address last week when he suggested some crucial amendments to the Constitution.
Dmitry Medvedev, who resigned as Russia's prime minister a day earlier, will remain the leader of the governing party United Russia, according to secretary of the party's General Council Andrey Turchak.
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual address to the country's parliament on 15 January, during which he proposed that the lower house choose the candidate for prime minister instead of just approving the president's choice. The proposal was made after the resignation of the Russian government.
The day before, President Vladimir Putin proposed Mikhail Mishustin, the current head of the Federal Tax Service, for the post of prime minister after the Russian government decided to resign.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier on Wednesday during his annual address to the Federal Assembly that he did not see any need to adopt a new constitution, but did propose bringing up for discussion constitutional amendments.
President Vladimir Putin has introduced changes which could dramatically affect Russia's international image and respond to decades-long criticism of the country's political path from the global mainstream media, say international observers discussing the president's historic decision.
The resignation of the Russian government was announced on 15 January, following President Vladimir Putin’s speech to the Federal Assembly.
Prime Minister Medvedev announced the government’s resignation on Wednesday, shortly after an address by President Putin to lawmakers in which Putin outlined “fundamental changes” to Russia’s constitution and the sharing of power between the executive and the legislature. Medvedev will stay on as PM until a new government is formed.
This comes after the outgoing Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced the resignation of the government.
The government of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who had been in the role since 2012, submitted its resignation hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed sweeping changes to the Constitution that would redistribute the powers between the president and parliament.
The resignation of Russia’s government comes in the wake of President Vladimir Putin’s speech to the Federal Assembly, in which the Russian head of state outlined a number of "fundamental changes" to Russia's Constitution.
The Russian president addressed lawmakers, ministers and other high-ranking officials on Wednesday, with this year's address focusing mostly on domestic politics including social policy and the economy, but also proposals to amend the country's basic law.