Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev resigns

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Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev resigns 

The Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced his resignation.

According to Russian state television, Medvedev submitted his resignation to President Putin with his entire cabinet.

In the televised announcement, all Russian ministers will be stepping down pending re-appointment.

Meanwhile, Russian media said President Putin is expected to name Medvedev as deputy of the presidential security council.

Medvedev said he’s resigning due to fundamental changes to the constitution.

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President Putin however thanked Medvedev and his cabinet for their service, adding that “not everything worked out”.

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev resigns

Dmitry Medvedev, 54, first became Prime Minister of Russia in August 1999, and one of president Putin closest politicians.

In 2008, Medvedev became the third president of Russia, and appointed Putin as prime Minister of Russia.

In May 2012, the day President Putin was elected as the president of Russia, Medvedev was nominated as the prime Minister of Russia.

President Putin again nominated Medvedev as the prime Minister of Russia in 2018 after winning his second term election. 

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