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‘President for life’: Putin’s poll victory secures path to rule Russia until 2036

London: Sweeping new powers that pave the way for Russian President Vladimir Putin to rule for 12 more years after his term ends in 2024 have been rubber stamped in a...

Putin, 67, has ruled Russia as either president or prime minister since 1999 and was due to leave the Kremlin in 2024.

  • Bevan Shields
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

The removal of the ban on presidents serving two consecutive terms means he will have the option of running for office for a further 12 years until 2036.

By that point, he would be 84.

The Central Election Commission said early counting showed 76 per cent of voters had backed a package of constitutional…

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