The entire Russian government resigned: what's next
The Russian government is resigning, said Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Writes about it with the BBC.
“These changes, when they are adopted, in all likelihood, and this will be done after discussion, as it was said, they will make significant changes not only to a number of articles of the constitution, but also to the balance of power, executive power, legislative power “Judicial authorities,” the Prime Minister said at a cabinet meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“In this context, it is obvious that we, as the government of the Russian Federation, should provide the president of our country with the opportunity to make all the necessary decisions, and in these conditions, I believe that it was right, in accordance with Article 117 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, for the current government of the Russian Federation resigned, ”he added.
Putin, in turn, asked the government to fulfill its duties in full until the formation of a new cabinet. He also announced his intention to introduce the position of Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia and offer it to Medvedev.
“Dmitry Anatolyevich has always dealt with these issues, and from the point of view of increasing our defense capability and security. I consider it possible and asked him to do so in the future to deal with issues of precisely this property, this category. I consider it possible and will do it in the near future - I will introduce the post of deputy chairman of the Security Council, ”Putin said.
The Cabinet of Ministers did not know in advance about plans to resign, said the BBC interlocutor, close to the government. The fact that Putin will meet with the government after the message became known during the announcement of the message. “But we thought it was a meeting to implement the message,” he says.
On Wednesday, January 17, Vladimir Putin delivered a message to the Federal Assembly. He specifically proposed make changes to the constitution regarding the redistribution of powers between the president and other institutions of power.
The current composition of the government was formed in May 2018. Medvedev has led the government since 2012.
As the «РИА Новости» referring to the Kremlin press service, Vladimir Putin signed a decree resigning the government.
“In accordance with paragraph“ c ”of Article 83 and the second part of Article 117 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, I decide: to announce the resignation of the Government of the Russian Federation,” the statement said.
Temporary duties of the prime minister are entrusted to Dmitry Medvedev. The president also instructed the government to perform duties until the formation of a new Cabinet.
“This Decree comes into force from the day of its signing,” is added in the message.
Typically, the cabinet resigns due to the inauguration of the president. So did Medvedev, for the last time - in May 2018. It also happened that the heads of state dissolved the cabinet of ministers on their own initiative. It happened five times - Boris Yeltsin fired the government of Viktor Chernomyrdin and Sergey Kiriyenko in 1998, Evgeny Primakov and Sergey Stepashin in 1999, Vladimir Putin - the government of Mikhail Kasyanov in 2004.
And only once until today the cabinet has left on its own initiative. On September 12, 2007, Mikhail Fradkov petitioned the president for the resignation of the government.
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