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Vladimir Putin cements power as Russian Duma votes for new PM candidate

Mid-Day Friday, 17 January 2020
*Moscow:* Russian lawmakers are set to quickly approve the appointment of a new prime minister on Thursday, a day after President Vladimir Putin kicked off an unexpected reshuffle of his inner circle that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in 2024. Mikhail Mishustin, the chief of Russia's tax service, met with...
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The unexpected announcement, which came shortly after Putin proposed a nationwide vote on sweeping changes that would shift power from the presidency to parliament, means Russia will also get a new prime minister.

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