Russian government falls with resignation of Prime Minister

Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin

Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin

  |  NIKOLSKY / SPUTNIK / AFP

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev handed his resignation to Vladimir Putin, toppling the government.

The president of the country wants to increase the power of the Parliament and let the deputies choose the executive. The news is being advanced by the France-Presse news agency, citing Russian agencies.

Medvedev's departure comes after President Vladimir Putin proposed a national referendum to introduce changes to the country's constitution, for the strengthening of Parliament's powers, without jeopardizing presidential power. According to Putin's proposal, it was the deputies who were responsible for choosing the prime Minister and the other members of the government.

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