Putin Ushers In New Prime Minister, Signaling Bid to Boost Economic Legacy

 wsj.com  01/16/2020 13:34:00   Thomas Grove and Thomas Grove The Wall Street Journal BiographyThomas Grove @tggrove thomas.grove@wsj.com Georgi Kantchev Georgi Kantchev The Wall Street Journal BiographyGeorgi Kantchev @georgikantchev georgi.kantchev@wsj.com

MOSCOWRussian lawmakers approved President Vladimir Putins proposed candidate as prime minister Thursday, the latest step in a tightly choreographed transition that could set the stage for Mr. Putin to retain a grip on power after his term ends.

The vote came a day after Mr. Putin proposed sweeping constitutional changes and his longtime ally, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, announced his and his cabinets resignation. The shuffle signals Mr. Putins desire to turn around Russias sluggish economy and cement his legacy before...

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