Putin backs law that allows him to remain in power until 2036


In Moscow Russia's parliament laid out a path today for president Vladimir Putin to stay in power existing law requires him to step down when his latest six year term ends in twenty twenty four but lawmakers approved a constitutional amendment to change that Putin welcomed the move analysts to emotional technically today we can lift the presidential term such precedent exists in other countries including our neighbors but in principle this option will be possible if the Constitutional Court gives an official ruling that such a man I would not contradict the principles and main provisions of the constitution Fulton is sixty seven years old he has been Russia's leader for more than twenty years if voters approve the proposed constitutional amendment next month he could stay in power until twenty thirty

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