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Russian parliament adjourns after proposal to allow Putin run again in 2024 Presidential elections

Proceedings in Russia’s State Duma have been temporarily suspended and President Vladimir Putin is set to make an address this afternoon. It comes after a suggestion that Presidential term limits could be re-set.

The idea was floated by Valentina Tereshkova, an MP from the ruling ‘United Russia’ party, who is also famous for being the first woman in space. She wants to give the incumbent head of state a chance to compete in the 2024 Presidential election.

Under existing rules, Putin must stand aside after the current mandate, his fourth, ends. However, putative constitutional changes currently being discussed would limit future Presidents to only two terms. Tereshkova wants to start the clock again, making Putin eligible for two more runs before he would be bound by the new restrictions. 

In her speech, she said in the situation Russia now faces [economically and politically] there are “unpredictable risks” meaning “reliable insurance” is needed.

https://www.rt.com/russia/482733-parliament-adjourns-putin-elections/

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Daniel C
Daniel C
March 10, 2020

he’s running that country until he decides he isn’t. Whether his title says President or Chairman of whatever council they create for him. Also, this is a good thing as he’s probably the smartest world leader and he’s sane. Unlike Europe and Washington who are war mongering puppets for the elites. I hope he sticks around a long time, he’s done great things for Russia and I really think the only reason this planet isn’t in worse shape is because of his smart diplomacy

ManintheMoon
ManintheMoon
Reply to  Daniel C
March 10, 2020

I agree. I think many of us wish Putin was leading our own countries instead of the idiots we have to put up with on both sides of the Atlantic.

Olivia Kroth
March 10, 2020

TASS: Lower house approves amendment lifting restrictions on number of presidential terms — According to the Russian president, such an amendment is to be assessed by the Constitutional Court MOSCOW, March 10. /TASS/. Russia’s State Duma (lower house of parliament) voted on Tuesday to approve the constitutional amendment submitted by lawmaker from the United Russia party Valentina Tereshkova on lifting restrictions on the number of presidential terms. According to the initiative, the amendment “applies to an individual who held and (or) holds the position of the Russian president, without taking into account the number of terms, during which he held… Read more »

ManintheMoon
ManintheMoon
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
March 10, 2020

But interestingly Putin is now reported as being open to standing again.
Oh how his ‘partners’ in the West will be gnashing their false teeth!
https://www.rt.com/russia/482739-putin-parliament-initiative-term/

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
March 11, 2020

TASS: Russia needs strong presidential rule, dual power is risky — Putin — As he dwelt on the parliamentary system as a type of government, the president said at the current stage it was not applicable in Russia MOSCOW, March 10. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has come out against delegating presidential level powers to the State Council or the Security Council, adding that this would result in society’s split and dual power. “Delegating some serious presidential level powers to other bodies or centres of power, such as the Security Council or the State Council, let alone those not elected… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
March 11, 2020

TASS:

Russia needs evolution, not revolutions, says Putin —

MOSCOW, March 10. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that Russia does not need more upheavals, because its quota for revolutions has been used up already.

“It is the president who is the safeguard of the Constitution. In more simple terms he is the guarantor of our country’s security, of its inner stability and internal, evolutionary development,” Putin told the lower house of parliament. “Let me stress the adjective ‘evolutionary.’ We’ve had enough revolutions. Russia’s quota for revolutions has been used up,” Putin said.

https://tass.com/politics/1128411

Olivia Kroth
March 12, 2020

TASS: Putin should have right to run for president in 2024 election, says upper house speaker — Speaker of the Russian Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko cited the opinion polls, which say that most Russians believe that the current head of state will grapple with the future major tasks best of all. MOSCOW, March 11. /TASS/. Russia’s incumbent President Vladimir Putin has done his utmost for the country’s growth over the past 20 years, so he should have the right to run for president in the election of 2024, Speaker of the Russian Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko said on Wednesday. “We… Read more »

Alex in Oz
Alex in Oz
March 12, 2020

Nothing particularly unusual here. Approaching the Australian model. Here there are no limits to how long a Prime Minister can serve. In the past they were either (1) voted out [Keating, Howard and others], (2) resigned [Menzies], (3) disappeared into the ocean [Holt] or (4) sacked by the Queen’s representative [Whitlam].

Kuldanbleek
Kuldanbleek
March 16, 2020

“You are my hammer and weapon of war: with you I break nations in pieces; with you I destroy Empires”

Jeremiah 51:20

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