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‘President for life’: Vladimir Putin signs law allowing him to serve two more terms – SBS News

The legislation will reset presidential term limits, allowing Mr Putin to run in elections again after his current and second consecutive term expires in 2024.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday gave final approval to legislation allowing him to hold office for two additional six-year terms, opening the possibility for him to stay in power until 2036.
The 68-year-old Russian leader, who has already been in power for more than two decades, signed off on the bill Monday, according to a copy posted on the government’s legal information portal.
Mr Putin proposed the change last year as part of constitutional reforms that Russians overwhelmingly backed…

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