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MOSCOW, April 5 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a regulation that would preserve him in workplace within the Kremlin till 2036, the federal government mentioned on Monday.
The laws permits him to run for 2 extra six-year phrases after his present time period ends in 2024. This follows adjustments to the structure final 12 months.
The adjustments have been backed by a public vote final summer season and will permit Putin, 68, to remain in energy till the age of 83. He’s at the moment serving his second consecutive time period as President and his fourth total.
The reform, which critics name a constitutional coup, was accompanied by a collection of different amendments that have been anticipated to garner fashionable help, reminiscent of one strengthening pension protections.
The regulation signed by Putin limits any future president to 2 phrases, however resets the depend of his phrases. It prevents anybody with overseas nationality from coming to the Kremlin.
The invoice was handed by the decrease and higher homes of parliament final month. (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Modifying by Alison Williams, Tom Balmforth)