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Russian prime minister submits resignation to Putin

The move comes hours after Putin proposed a constitutional reform to boost the powers of parliament and the Cabinet.
Credit: AP
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev talk to each other prior to a cabinet meeting in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. The Tass news agency reports Wednesday that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev submitted his resignation to President Vladimir Putin. Russian news agencies said Putin thanked Medvedev for his service but noted that the prime minister's Cabinet failed to fulfill all the objectives set for it. (Dmitry Astakhov, Sputnik, Government Pool Photo via AP)

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has submitted his resignation to President Vladimir Putin.

The move comes hours after Putin proposed a constitutional reform to boost the powers of parliament and the Cabinet. The proposal signals Putin's intention to carve out a new position for himself after his current term ends in 2024.

According to the Wall Street Journal and NBC News, Medvedev's entire cabinet has also resigned.

Putin thanked Medvedev for his work and said he will appoint Medvedev as deputy head of the presidential Security Council. Putin asked Medvedev's Cabinet to keep working until the new Cabinet is formed. 

Medvedev  has served as Russia's prime minister since 2012. Before that, he was Russia's president from 2008 to 2012.