Russia’s Parliament has overwhelmingly approved the nation’s new Prime Minister. The former head of the federal tax service, Mikhail Mishustin will succeed Dmitry Medvedev.
He resigned along with the entire government on Wednesday after President Vladimir Putin announced major consitutional changes. The reforms could see Putin keep influence over policy, even after his final term as president ends in 2024.
So how will Putin retain his grip on power and what does this political transition mean for Russia?
Presenter: Richelle Carey