The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has signed a new law that potentially allows him to remain in authority until 2036.
Russian President After Using 20 Years, Signs New Law Allowing Remain In Office For Another 16 Year
Putin who has been president for 20 years, having ruled Russia since the year 2000, have taken it upon himself that Russia still needs him for another decade.
The amendment was signed on Saturday and it comprises the stipulation that enables Putin to seek for re-election as against the current law which would disallows him for running for president in 2024.
Putin earlier proposed an amendment for the constitution seeking to redefine marital concepts in a manner that also places a ban on gay marriages ahead of a referendum on April 22.
According to intel, the amendment contains almost 400 changes amongst which is one that would restart the counting of Putin’s presidential terms, and also positions him for another two more six-year terms.
The 67-year-old president had already served two four-year terms as president from 2000 to 2008 before the presidential term was later extended to six years, seeing him get re-elected in 2012 and 2018.
Putin had introduced the amendment in a “last-minute proposal” to the 68-page bill on Tuesday, after which it was approved in the lower and upper house and also passed in regional parliaments.
It is believed that other changes potentially strengthen the presidency and emphasizes the priority of Russian law over international norms.
“These amendments are long overdue, they are needed, and I am sure they will be useful for society, for our citizens… because we have had enough of revolutions.”