© Reuters. Russian President Vladimir Putin takes half within the signing ceremony by way of a video convention name exterior Moscow
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a regulation that would 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 have been backed in a public vote final summer time and will enable Putin, 68, to doubtlessly stay in energy till the age of 83. He’s at present serving his second consecutive time period as president and his fourth in complete.
The reform, which critics forged as a constitutional coup, was packaged with an array of different amendments that have been anticipated to garner standard help, akin to 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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