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Putin signs law that allows him to serve two more terms

The change was rubber-stamped by the Kremlin-controlled legislature and the relevant law signed by Putin was posted Monday on an official portal of legal information

AP , Monday 5 Apr 2021
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FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in the signing ceremony of the general agreement between the All-Russian unions of trade unions, employers and the government of the Russian Federation, via a video conference call, at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia March 31, 2021. Reuters
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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law allowing him to potentially hold onto power until 2036, a move that formalizes constitutional changes endorsed in last year's popular vote.

The July 1 constitutional vote included a provision that reset Putin's previous terms, allowing him to run for president two more times.

The change was rubber-stamped by the Kremlin-controlled legislature and the relevant law signed by Putin was posted Monday on an official portal of legal information.

The 68-year-old Russian president, who has been in power for more than two decades _ longer than any other Kremlin leader since Soviet dictator Josef Stalin _ said he would decide later whether to run again in 2024 when his current six-year term ends.

He has argued that resetting the term count was necessary to keep his lieutenants from ``darting their eyes in search for possible successors`` instead of normal work.''

The constitutional amendments also emphasized the priority of Russian law over international norms, outlawed same-sex marriages and mentioned ``a belief in God'' as a core value. Russian lawmakers have methodically modified the national legislation, approving the relevant laws.

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