Russia Passes Laws Allowing Putin to Rule Until 2036

Earlier this week Russians voted on a series of constitutional changes which fundamentally change how the country operates. With 77.9% of voters approving the changes they went into force – including one change allowing Putin 2 more 6-year terms as President, potentially allowing him to rule until 2036.

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The ability for the constitutional court to overturn any international legislation was not mentioned. This sets Putin’s power as higher than the global community.

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