Russia Passes Constitutional Reforms to Allow Putin for More Terms in Office

Vladimir Putin could become the longest ruler in Russia

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The current Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted amendments to the Russian constitution that would help him stay in power for more time than allotted by his presidency. The Russian officials who were present gave an overwhelming response to the amendments proposed by Putin that would give him a choice to run for two more terms in the Russian government.

Russia passes constitutional reforms to allow Putin for more terms in office, which was backed up by one hundred and sixty senators present in the Parliament’s upper house with one vote against the decision, and three declined to vote.

The official date of amendment

To make the amendments, official, now it must be approved by at least two-thirds of the regional Parliament of Russia and later to be put to a public vote, which is scheduled to be conducted on April 22, 2020, and would lead to forming of Russia passes constitutional reforms to allow Putin for more terms in office. According to the constitution, Vladimir Putin would be allowed to stay for two more terms in the Kremlin.

Valentina Matviyenko, a parliament voter stated that the passing of these amendments is one of the most important issues in the history of modern Russia, and the Russian President must have the privilege to be able to participate in the upcoming future elections.

According to Matviyenko, Vladimir Putin is the one who raised the country from dark times and should be considered a world’s greatest leader. Before the constitutional reforms, Putin’s term was supposed to end in 2024, but after Russia passes constitutional reforms to allow Putin for more terms in office, Putin would be able to hold office up till 2036.

Putin says that if the decision is not in his favor, he would gladly remove himself, but as more than half of the legislature is dominated by the Kremlin, the decision is somehow certain to be in favor of Vladimir Putin.

When is Putin ready to leave power?

Russia passes constitutional reforms to allow Putin for more terms in office that would enable him to be elected more two more terms as a Russian President. Vladimir Putin stated that he would only stay in term until the country becomes more economically stable and mature. Putin, aged 67, was supposed to end his presidential term as he has been the Russian President for the last two times in a row and four times since he joined politics.

Putin, who was formerly in the Russian Intelligence forces, has dominated Russian politics for almost two decades and has become the longest-serving ruler in Russian history since Josef Stalin. If Russia passes constitutional reforms to allow Putin for more terms in office, that will make him a Russian ruler for 36 years, which would be the longest time in modern history.

Valentine Tereshkove, a congresswoman from Putin’s party and the first woman to fly into space, made a proposal in which she states to either amend the two-term ruling limit or else to reset the term count of Putin’s presidency.

Putin’s remarks on the statement were negative, as the President wants the country to have the chance to change their elected President after each term, which would provide a guarantee to the public that power can be changed and removed.  The change in power would provide an essential role in the development of the country.

Opposition’s response

The Opposition is not happy about the decision that was made as Russia passes constitutional reforms to allow Putin for more terms in office. The opposition is planning a massive protest on March 21, 2020, against the constitutional reforms. They are calling that amendments could easily be changed according to the wish of the elite ruling class with is wrong.

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