Russian Government headed by Dmitry Medvedev resigns
UFA, 16 January 2020. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev considers it right that the government has resigned in the current composition against the background of the proposals announced by the president on amending the Constitution. He said this during a meeting of President Vladimir Putin with the cabinet, TASS reports.
"We have all listened to the Presidential Address. "As President, Mr. Putin mapped out the top priorities of our work in the country this year and formulated a whole package of the fundamental amendments to the Constitution of the Russian," the edition quotes his words.
According to Medvedev, “When these amendments are adopted, most likely after the discussion as it was said, they will substantially change not only many articles of the Constitution but also the balance of power — executive, legislative and judicial,” the prime minister said.
"It is obvious in this context that as the Government of the Russian Federation, we must give the President an opportunity to make all the necessary decisions for this. Under the circumstances, it would be correct for the entire Government of the Russian Federation to resign in accordance with Article 117 of the Constitution, ”he said.
We add that the current government, chaired by Medvedev, was formed on May 18, 2018. Its composition includes ten deputy prime ministers, including one first deputy prime minister, and 22 ministries.