Putin engineers shakeup that could keep him in power longer
Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. By Associated Press Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 | 9:49 a.m. MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin engineered a surprise shakeup of Russia's leadership Wednesday, proposing changes to the constitution that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in 2024. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev resigned his post after Putin announced the proposed constitutional amendments. Putin kept his longtime ally in the Kremlin's leadership structure, appointing him to the newly created post of deputy head of the presidential Security Council. The shakeup...
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