Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed to implement constitutional changes, prompting his government to resign Wednesday. The announcement came after Putin proposed holding a national vote on changes that would empower the prime minister and parliament at the expense of the president. Putin has long lead Russia as either the president or prime minister for the last two decades. He has shifted between the roles since the current constitution doesn't allow anyone to serve as president for more than two terms.
What's the catch? The reforms could give Putin extended powers as prime minister once he steps down as President in 2024.