Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold his post until 2036
Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold his post until 2036

Moscow: According to media reports, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview that if voters approve the constitutional amendment, they are considering extending another term as president. The proposed amendment to the Russian Constitution will be voted nationwide from 25 June to 1 July. If the amendment is passed, President Vladimir Putin will be allowed to hold the post for two more terms, and he will continue to hold the office until 2036. The current term of Putin is till 2024.

The Opposition says that these reforms are designed to keep Putin in power till 2036 and constitutional coup. The Kremlin says that they need to strengthen the role of parliament and reform social policy and public administration. In an interview given to a TV channel, Putin was heard saying "I do not deny that if the constitution is amended, I will continue in office. we will see. I have not determined anything for myself yet."

Parliament and the Constitutional Court have already approved the amendments that are to be voted on. Under these changes, Putin's tenure so far will be declared void. Earlier this voting was to be held on 22 May. However, President Putin postponed it due to the Coronavirus epidemic.

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