Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a regulation that might hold him in workplace within the Kremlin till 2036, the federal government mentioned on Monday.
The laws permits him to run for 2 extra six-year phrases as soon as his present stint ends in 2024. It follows modifications to the structure final yr.
These modifications had been backed in a public vote final summer season and will enable Putin, 68, to probably stay in energy till the age of 83. He’s at the moment serving his second consecutive time period as president and his fourth in whole.
The reform, which critics forged as a constitutional coup, was packaged with an array of different amendments that had been anticipated to garner common assist, resembling one bolstering pension protections.
The regulation signed by Putin limits any future president to 2 phrases in workplace, however resets his time period depend. It prevents anybody who has held overseas citizenship from working for the Kremlin.
The laws was handed within the decrease and higher homes of parliament final month.
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