MOSCOW (AP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law allowing him to retain power until 2036, a move that formalizes constitutional changes approved by last year’s popular vote.
The July 1 constitutional vote included a provision that restores Putin’s previous terms, allowing him to run for president twice more. The amendment was rubber-stamped by the Kremlin-controlled legislature, and the relevant law, signed by Putin, was posted on the official legal information portal on Monday.
The 68-year-old president of Russia, who has been in power for more than two decades. Longer than any other Kremlin leader since Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin has said he will decide later whether to run in 2024, when he is in office for six years. ends:
He argued that the resumption of the deadline was necessary so that his lieutenants “would not turn a blind eye to the search for possible successors” instead of their usual job.
The constitutional amendments emphasized the supremacy of Russian law over international norms, and forbade same-sex marriage, with “faith in God” as the “core value.” Russian lawmakers have methodically amended national legislation to enact legislation.