Russia's Constitutional Changes

Russia's government has resigned, hours after President Vladimir Putin proposed sweeping constitutional changes that could prolong his stay in power. If approved by the public, the proposals would transfer power from the presidency to parliament. Mr Putin is due to step down as president in 2024 when his fourth term of office comes to an end. Meanwhile yesterday Putin approved a new government he described as a break with the past, bringing in some fresh faces but retaining many senior ministers.

1. Sanusha Naidoo Political analyst

2. Prof John Stremlau International Relations Analyst WITS

3. Prof Alexander Buzgalin Russian Lecturer Moscow State University