Putin proposes giving parliament power to choose PM
15 Jan 2020
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at an event in Moscow. File photo
President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he wanted to give parliament the power to choose Russia’s prime minister along with other responsibilities, but said he would like to keep Russia’s strong presidential system in place.
The comments, at Putin's state of the nation address, come as observers watch for clues as to how he might reform the political system before 2024 when his current presidential term ends and the constitution requires him to step down.