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Putin Backs Amendment Allowing Him to Remain in Power

Putin Backs Amendment Allowing Him to Remain in Power
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Tuesday, 10 March 2020 08:51 AM

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he supports a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow him to seek another term and remain in power.

Putin gave his support Tuesday to the amendment put forward by a lawmaker who as a Soviet cosmonaut became the first woman to fly to space. The lawmaker proposed either scrapping presidential term limits or amending the Russian Constitution to let Putin run again. A series of constitutional amendments are going to a nationwide vote on April 22.

Putin spoke against scrapping term limits, but backed the idea of revising the ceiling. The current law limits presidents to two consecutive terms. Putin's current six-year term expires in 2024.

Under existing law, Putin has has to step down in 2024 after serving two consecutive terms.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says he supports a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow him to seek another term and remain in power.
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