Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law allowing the current head of state to run for the same post for two more terms. Russian media announced that the signature was made on the implementation of the constitutional changes. Under the draft bill, Vladimir Putin will be able to stay in office until 2036, if he gets enough votes in the elections to be held.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CANDIDATES
On the other hand, within the scope of the changes to be made in the constitution, the requirements for candidates to be at least 35 years old, to have lived in Russia for at least 25 years and not to have the citizenship or residence permit of another country now or before.
77 percent of the people said yes
According to the results announced last July, 77.92 percent of the people said “Yes” to the package that changed the Russian Constitution. However, the opposition party in the country announced that the voting had no legal basis, and that the changes were made to open the way for a life-long presidency to the 68-year-old Putin. Putin, who has been in power for more than 20 years, left the duty of state leadership to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev between 2008-2012, and increased his presidency from 4 years to 6 years in 2012.
PUTIN WENT INTO ICE WATER AT MINUS 20 DEGREES