Russian government resigns after Putin proposes reforms that would weaken his successor

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Putin at his "finest," with a demonstration that there's always more ways than one to skin a cat. Speculation had it that Putin would push for constitutional changes that would allow him a third, or fourth term as president, like Xi did.

But this Russian devil seeks to weaken the power of the presidency, clearing the way for Putin to remain the dominant power outside of being president, dictatorship-lite.

Oh, and you can bet a Putin yesman already has been selected to "run" in the 2024 election. If any significant challenger should arise, he can be assassinated in the shadow of the Kremlin, just like the last challenger was.

Russian government resigns after Putin proposes reforms that would weaken his successor
The entire Russian government is resigning, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced Wednesday, after President Vladimir Putin proposed sweeping reformsthat would weaken his successor.​
Putin thanked members of the government for their work but added that "not everything worked out." Putin added that in the near future he would meet with each member of the cabinet. The mass resignation includes Medvedev.​
The surprise announcement came after Putin proposed constitutional amendments that would strengthen the powers of the prime minister and parliament at the expense of the presidency.​
...Putin's critics have suggested that he is considering various scenarios to retain his grip on control after 2024, including the possibility of becoming prime minister with extended powers. Similarly, in 2008 Putin swapped places with the prime minister to circumvent the constitutional provision banning the same person from serving two consecutive terms.​
In his statement, Medvedev indicated that the government was resigning to clear the way for Putin's proposed reforms.​
Putin "outlined a number of fundamental changes to the constitution, significant changes not only to a number of articles of the constitution, but also to the balance of power as a whole," Medvedev said in his statement, which was aired on Russian state television.​
"In this context, it's obvious that we, as the government ... should provide the president of our country with the opportunity to make all the decisions necessary for this. And in these conditions, I believe that it would be right, in accordance with Section 117 of the constitution," for the government to resign, Medvedev added.​

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Just like Republicans, no wonder why they admire Putin so much. Examples are what was done in Wisconsin and North Carolina that when dems won elections so they would have majority, republicans changed the rules so incoming dems wouldn't have voting power with their majority

Just like purging voters from rolls, disenfranchising them and making it as hard as possible for dem voters to vote
 
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Just like Republicans, no wonder why they admire Putin so much. Examples are what was done in Wisconsin and North Carolina that when dems won elections so they would have majority, republicans changed the rules so incoming dems wouldn't have voting power with their majority

Just like purging voters from rolls, disenfranchising them and making it as hard as possible for dem voters to vote



How exactly "just like republicans"?


Please compare and contrast so that those who disagree with you can argue against your point. thanks
 
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hope none of them come down with a case of the polonium after
Yep.

Putin thanked members of the government for their work but added that "not everything worked out."

Opposition leader Navalny says Putin targeting
"ownership of an entire country"
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny poured scorn on those who said President Vladimir Putin would step down in 2024, following news that the entire government has resigned in a move that could symbolize a power shift in the country.​
“[The] main message of Putin’s address: all those who said that Putin will step away from power in 2024 are such idiots (and/or crooks)," he wrote.​
"Remaining the sole leader for life, taking ownership of an entire country, and appropriating wealth to himself and his friends is the only goal of Putin and his regime."​
Navalny is an anti-corruption campaigner and Russia's most outspoken opposition figure.​
In September Navalny's team said Russian authorities staged nationwide raids on the opposition leader's regional offices, and he has been physically attacked and detained by police in the past.​

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How exactly "just like republicans"?


Please compare and contrast so that those who disagree with you can argue against your point. thanks
Read my post, I provided several examples. Thanks again for showing everybody you don't read, proving yet again, your only intention here is to troll.
 
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Read my post, I provided several examples. Thanks again for showing everybody you don't read, proving yet again, your only intention here is to troll.


YOu made some vague reference, didn't include a link, and didn't point out how its similar to russia,......


I'd love to debate you but your post was half baked.
 
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Putin at his "finest," with a demonstration that there's always more ways than one to skin a cat. Speculation had it that Putin would push for constitutional changes that would allow him a third, or fourth term as president, like Xi did.

But this Russian devil seeks to weaken the power of the presidency, clearing the way for Putin to remain the dominant power outside of being president, dictatorship-lite.

Oh, and you can bet a Putin yesman already has been selected to "run" in the 2024 election. If any significant challenger should arise, he can be assassinated in the shadow of the Kremlin, just like the last challenger was.

Russian government resigns after Putin proposes reforms that would weaken his successor
The entire Russian government is resigning, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced Wednesday, after President Vladimir Putin proposed sweeping reformsthat would weaken his successor.​
Putin thanked members of the government for their work but added that "not everything worked out." Putin added that in the near future he would meet with each member of the cabinet. The mass resignation includes Medvedev.​
The surprise announcement came after Putin proposed constitutional amendments that would strengthen the powers of the prime minister and parliament at the expense of the presidency.​
...Putin's critics have suggested that he is considering various scenarios to retain his grip on control after 2024, including the possibility of becoming prime minister with extended powers. Similarly, in 2008 Putin swapped places with the prime minister to circumvent the constitutional provision banning the same person from serving two consecutive terms.​
In his statement, Medvedev indicated that the government was resigning to clear the way for Putin's proposed reforms.​
Putin "outlined a number of fundamental changes to the constitution, significant changes not only to a number of articles of the constitution, but also to the balance of power as a whole," Medvedev said in his statement, which was aired on Russian state television.​
"In this context, it's obvious that we, as the government ... should provide the president of our country with the opportunity to make all the decisions necessary for this. And in these conditions, I believe that it would be right, in accordance with Section 117 of the constitution," for the government to resign, Medvedev added.​

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So we should expect Trump to do......what? Monkey see. Monkey do. Ya know?
He HAS talked about the presidency for LIFE.

We have neighbors (snowbirds) from Toronto---lovely people. I asked Maureen the other day what I would have to do to become Canadian. LOL
Actually I'd much prefer someplace warmer. We're pretty spoiled here (70 today), but Canada is such a nice place. AND Canadians are "normal".