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How Putin's shake-up of Russian politics could pan out


MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed sweeping changes to the country’s political system that would shift powers away from the presidency in favour of parliament and the prime minister.

The changes, which triggered the resignation of the prime minister and government, are widely seen as giving Putin, 67, scope to extend his grip on power once he leaves the presidency in 2024. He has dominated Russian politics, as president or as prime minister, for two decades.

Here’s what the proposed constitutional changes are and different scenarios for how things could pan out:

A STRONGER PARLIAMENT AND ...


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