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Russian parliament approves Mikhail Mishustin as new prime minister | The little-known head of Russia’s tax service is taking over after the government’s shock resignation. The overhaul fueled speculation about President Vladimir Putin’s plans for maintaining power after his term ends.

Russian parliament approves Mikhail Mishustin as new prime minister | The little-known head of Russia’s tax service is taking over after the government’s shock resignation. The overhaul fueled speculation about President Vladimir Putin’s plans for maintaining power after his term ends.

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  1. Speculation? It’s hardly speculation at this point. Putin specifically weakened the Presidency and created a new job for Medvedev on the National Security Council to further strengthen his hand.

    It’s a pretty safe bet that Putin is looking to stay in power for life at this point. It’s a guarantee he intends to hold power until at least 2024 or 2029.

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.dw.com/en/russian-parliament-approves-mikhail-mishustin-as-new-prime-minister/a-52020585) reduced by 66%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Russian lawmakers approved Russian President Vladimir Putin's nomination for a new prime minister on Thursday, following a series of bombshell announcements including constitutional changes and the resignation of the government.

    > In an address to parliament ahead of the vote, Mishustin said that Russians must "Feel real changes for the better" and that he was committed to keeping inflation at around 4%. He added that all members of his government will "Bear personal responsibility" for achieving Putin's economic development program, Russian news agency Interfax reported.

    > The shocking overhaul in Russian politics came after Putin's annual speech to lawmakers on Wednesday where he proposed a series of constitutional reforms that would grant more powers to parliament – including the ability to select the prime minister.

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