On January 15, 2020, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that against the backdrop of the proposals made by the Russian leader Vladimir Putin to the Federal Assembly to amend the country's constitution, the government must resign in full force. This was stated by Medvedev during a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the government.
These changes, when they are adopted, in all likelihood, and this will be done after discussion, as was said, they will make significant changes not only to a number of articles of the constitution, but also to the balance of power, executive power, legislative power, judicial authority. In this context, it is obvious that we, as the government of the Russian Federation, should provide the president of our country with the opportunity to make all necessary decisions, and in these conditions, I believe that it was right, in accordance with Article 117 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the government of the Russian Federation in its current composition filed resign
- said Medvedev.
It should be noted that the head of state thanked the members of the government for their joint work. However, he admitted that "not everything worked out."