Can Putin Remain President Until 2036? Russians Will Vote on Constitutional Changes
Can Putin Remain President Until 2036? Russians Will Vote on Constitutional Changes. As of today, Russians can vote for seven days in a referendum on the constitution.
Although the package of measures is comprehensive, the big goal is to allow Vladimir Putin to remain president for another 12 years.
According to critics, a new flare-up of the coronavirus threatens the ballot box, because the epidemic is not yet under control in Russia.
A day after military parades across Russia were supposed to fuel patriotism, the referendum on some constitutional changes starts.
For a week, Russians can vote: for or against the amendments that allow Putin to remain President of Russia until 2036.
Because although the communication from the government does not focus on it, the most crucial change is the constitution: the “zeroing” of the number of terms of office for Putin, so that he can add another two of six years.