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…