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Mon Apr 5, 2021, 10:50 PM

Putin signs law that could keep him in Kremlin until 2036

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-politics-putin-idUSKBN2BS18W

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that could keep him in office in the Kremlin until 2036, the government said on Monday. The legislation allows him to run for two more six-year terms once his current stint ends in 2024. It follows changes to the constitution last year.

Those changes were backed in a public vote last summer and could allow Putin, 68, to potentially remain in power until the age of 83. He is currently serving his second consecutive term as president and his fourth in total.

The reform, which critics cast as a constitutional coup, was packaged with an array of other amendments that were expected to garner popular support, such as one bolstering pension protections.

The law signed by Putin limits any future president to two terms in office, but resets his term count. It prevents anyone who has held foreign citizenship from running for the Kremlin. The legislation was passed in the lower and upper houses of parliament last month.

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Reply Putin signs law that could keep him in Kremlin until 2036 (Original post)
Celerity Apr 5 OP
SergeStorms Apr 5 #1
everyonematters Apr 5 #2
Hortensis Apr 6 #6
Blue Owl Apr 5 #3
jcgoldie Apr 5 #4
LastDemocratInSC Apr 6 #5

Response to Celerity (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 10:57 PM

1. This is why Drumpf admired Putin so much.

With the stroke of a pen you're dictator for life. Drumpf wanted that type of power, but the U.S. voters thought otherwise, thank Dog.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 10:59 PM

2. I don't know why they keep pretending to be a democracy. and don't just make him dictator for life.

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Response to everyonematters (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 05:36 AM

6. Yes. Same reason of course that the Republicans would probably

also replace ours with a faux democracy. Americans expect to vote, so they'd continue elections, but predetermined without power. We know most conservatives would support it and that even more nonvoters would shrug and as before insist politicians were corrupt so voting didn't matter anyway.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 11:01 PM

3. Suck on that Donny you fat piece of shit

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 11:02 PM

4. I don't think Putie's health gonna hold out...

Were all the stroke rumors last year debunked?

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 01:04 AM

5. A modern day Czar.

The new guy is the same as all the old guys.

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