Leader-for-life Putin has condemned Russia to decades more of stagnation and decline

By Dr Andrew Foxall

Ever since Vladimir Putin’s re-election as Russia’s president in 2018, the key question facing the country has been: what will happen in 2024, when he is constitutionally obliged to step down? Will he stay or will he go? It seems that we now have clarity – Putin is here to stay.

In a country where major policy speeches are often tedious even when at their most exciting, Putin used a televised address yesterday to announce a radical re-shaping of Russia’s political system. Government and ministerial accountability would move from the presidency to the Duma, the country’s parliament. The Duma would select the prime minister and approve most ministers, and the president would be obliged to appoint them.


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