A new law passed by the Russian Parliament would allow Vladimir Putin to stay in office for two more terms, until 2036, if he is re-elected.
The law amended term limits to say that they don’t apply to previous terms of the incumbent president. Putin is serving his second six-year term as president, and would be able to serve two more terms under the law.
He has already been a leader in the Russian government for more than two decades by serving as prime minister, then president.
More than 206 amendments to Russia’s Constitution were proposed by Putin and voted in by the people of Russia during recent elections. Some of the amendments focused on Russian autonomy from interational laws and “a belief in God.”
Putin said when he proposed the amendments that he would decide about running again at a later date.
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