Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed the law that will allow him to continue to remain president until 2036 when he turns 84. The text provides for a “reset” of his presidential mandates.
Very controversial, the law which was widely approved by the Russians who voted “yes” to more than 74% of the voters on a turnout of up to 65%. With this, the 68-year-old Russian president is guaranteed to remain head of the Kremlin until 2036.
In March 2020, the Russian Constitutional Court gave its approval to a broad reform wanted by President Vladimir Putin, indicating in a judgment that it was in accordance with the law. A year later and at the same time, the Russian Parliament definitively adopted this modification voted by constitutional referendum.
While he had long assured that he would never claim to remain in power by changing the Constitution in his favor, the Russian president presented this amendment by surprise by including it in his constitutional reform project.
With this law signed today, the Russian president will be able to reset his accounts to zero and claim to run for a total of 4 terms, whereas until now, a president could not do more than two.
The reform of the president also includes the introduction into the law of conservative Christian values, patriotic and references to gay marriage, and allows Vladimir Putin to run for his 5th term at the time when the end of it must. end in 2024.