Putin Gives Russia a Glimpse of a Future Without Him
Jan 27, 2020 | 10:00 GMT
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- With his proposed constitutional changes, Putin will seek to transform Russia from a personality-driven, super-presidential system to one based on consensus and institutional interdependence between different governmental bodies.
- With power to be divided between the president and the State Duma, stable rule in Russia will come to depend more on the unity of dominant factions in the Kremlin and the parliament than on a single leader.
- The division of powers, as well as potential competition between them, increases the chances of political discord as Putin exits the political stage.