Putin Eyes To Become The Longest-Serving Leader Of Russia

Putin Eyes To Become The Longest-Serving Leader Of Russia

Vladimir Putin has signed a law that allows him to rule till 2036 as the President of Russia.

He is now 68 years old and if he completes the proposed term then he will reach the age of 83 years which will be in 2036.

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Vladimir Putin who already served as the President of Russia from 2000 to 2008 has completed his term of 2 times. To overcome the Constitutional hindrance, Putin then served as the Prime minister till 2012 after his 2 consecutive terms as President. He served as the Prime Minister for two terms.

In 2012 he got re-elected as the president which was continued in the 2018 elections also. His term is due to expire in 2024.

It is to be noted that the term for a Russian president is 6 years. Putin’s two consecutive terms for the second time will expire by 2024 as per the Constitution made in the year 1993.

To overcome the constitutional barriers which bar him to Participate in the Presidential elections which will fall due in 2024, Putin has conducted nationwide voting last year for the constitutional amendments. The result has been in Putin’s favour.

Putin Eyes To Become The Longest-Serving Leader Of Russia
Putin Eyes To Become The Longest-Serving Leader Of Russia

The amendments were passed by the State Duma in late March. Accordingly, the amendments were passed by the State Duma in late March. Immediately, a copy of the bill posted on the government’s legal information portal.

The amendments represent a major overhaul of the constitution, and opposition forces have accused Putin of abuse of power in introducing them. Many observers say that the new legislation made could theoretically mean that Putin stays in power till 2036.

If Putin gets re-elected twice from the 2024 elections, then he will serve till 2036 which is the end of his second term. That will enable him to surpass Josef Stalin’s second longest-serving leader of Russia record. To remember, Peter the Great, was the longest-serving leader of Russia as he was in power for 42 years.

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