Putin backs constitutional amendment that would let him keep office until 2036

Putin backs constitutional amendment that would let him keep office until 2036
Vladimir Putin (Image: Frederic Legrand - COMEO/Shutterstock)

[Ed. – Hey, he’d only be 83 at that point. Might want to go for another 16 years.]

Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed his tightly guarded political plans Tuesday and supported a constitutional amendment that would allow him to seek reelection in 2024 by restarting the term count.

The constitutional change would pave the way for the 67-year-old Putin to stay in office until 2036, if he desires.

A lawmaker who is revered in Russia as the first woman to fly in space proposed either scrapping Russia’s two-term limit for presidents or stopping the clock so the law wouldn’t apply to Putin’s time in office.

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The Russian leader and the lower house of parliament quickly endorsed the proposal put forward by 83-year-old former Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova.

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