Early referendum outcomes showed mind-boggling assist for Putin’s proposed constitutional reforms, which includes one particular that resets the clock on the President’s phrase restrict. Need to he acquire the 2024 election and the up coming just one, six many years later on, Putin could cling on to power till he is 84, pushing his reign to much more than 36 many years.
Putin has presently been in energy for in excess of 20 yrs, coming in at selection 14 on a checklist of the world’s longest-serving leaders, excluding royals, who usually serve for lifetime.
The size of Putin’s rule currently puts him in the firm of autocrats like Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who had the constitution correctly improved so he could extend his rule to 35 decades in full.
Ought to he rule Russia for a different two phrases, Putin’s reign will search far more like people of Cameroon’s Paul Biya, Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Iran’s Ali Khamenei and Cambodia’s Hun Sen, all of whom have been in electric power for extra than 35 several years.