Vladimir Putin Term Update | Russia President Vladimir Putin Says If voters approve constitutional change | President of Russia said- If constitutional changes happen, I can think for another term; Been in office for 16 years
By Shivani Kapoor - June 22, 2020
Jun 22, 2020, 02:23 PM IST
Moscow Russia's President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that if the voters approve the constitutional change, they could consider another term. According to international media reports, there will be nationwide voting from 25 June to 1 July regarding the constitutional change. Putin's term ends in 2024. If the constitution is amended, Putin can become president twice for 6-6 years as president.
Accused of constitutional coup
Russia's opposition leaders allege that a new amendment to the constitution is being done so that Putin can remain in power until 2036. The opposition has called it a 'constitutional coup'. On the other hand, the government claimed that there was a need to strengthen parliament's role and administration-policies. If the constitutional change is approved by Parliament and the court, then Putin's tenure as president will be considered zero. In this way he will be able to become president again.
Putin first became president in 2000
During Medvedev's presidency, the President's term was reduced to 6 years. Putin first became president on 7 May 2000. His last term was completed in 2008. Medvedev was then elected President and Putin became Prime Minister. However, the real command of the government was in Putin's hands. In 2012, Putin became president once again and Medvedev was elected prime minister. He became 16 years as President on 7 May 2020. During this time many changes were seen in the country. With this, he strengthened himself as President.
Worked as a detective for 15 years
He worked abroad for 15 years as a spy for Russia's intelligence agency KGB. When former President of Russia Boris Yeltsin abruptly resigned in 1999, Putin was the Prime Minister of the country. He was nominated as acting president amid the pending elections at the time.
When the president's image was shocked
On 26 March 2000, Putin won his first presidential election with a slight margin. Then his image suffered a blow within a few months due to the sinking of the Russian submarine in Barents Sea. 118 members of the submarine were killed. Putin gave a statement on the incident four days later.
Putin's term ends in 2024. According to the current law of the country, they will not be able to contest elections thereafter. A proposal to extend Putin's term was brought in the Duma, the lower house of the Russian Parliament. The motion was brought in parliament by MP Valentina Tereshkova. She is the first woman to go to space in 1963. She is considered a supporter of Putin.