Vladimir Poutine could potentially remain in power in Russia until 2036. Russian deputies approved this Wednesday, March 24, a new law that allows the leader to carry out up to two additional terms. According to the website of the upper house of the Russian parliament, this law aims to put “electoral legislation in accordance with the new norms of the Constitution“.
In theory, Vladimir Putin, 68, should have leave his place at the end of his term in 2024. There will always be a limit of two consecutive terms, but “this restriction does not apply to those who held the position of Head of State before the reforms to the Constitution came into force,” says the text voted by the deputies. thus resetting the counters of the Russian leader to zero.
Vladimir Putin is came to power in 2000. At the end of his second term in 2008, he handed over the reins of the country to his prime minister Dmitry Medvedev. After this four-year interlude, he was finally reelected president in 2012.