NEWSWATCH: “Russia’s Putin sticks with same prime minister for new term” – Reuters

Dmitri Medvedev file photo

“… Soon after the inauguration … the Kremlin issued a statement saying that Putin had nominated … Medvedev to be prime minister in his new term. … a loyal Putin lieutenant [who] has held the job since 2012. … By choosing Medvedev … a safe pair of hands whose chief quality is loyalty to his boss, Putin indicated he favored continuity. … [a] choice … likely to be parsed … for … clues about what happens … in 2024. … When Putin came up against … term limits in 2008, he got around the problem by anointing Medvedev as president, before taking back the job after one term. …”

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