Putin succeeds in amending constitution for another 12 years When Putin was elected as the acting president of Russia in 1999 by Yeltsin, I am afraid that he would become the longest leader in Russia in 100 years, even more than Stalin who he admired. But all this has become possible. On July 1, Russia held a referendum to amend the constitution. According to the final data of the Russian-Chinese Election Commission, 77.93%of voters voted in favor
Putin can work for another 12 years
When Putin was elected as the acting president of Russia in 1999 by Yeltsin, I am afraid that he would become the longest leader in Russia in 100 years, even more than Stalin who he admired.
But all this has become possible.
On July 1, Russia held a referendum on constitutional amendments. According to the final data of the Russian-Chinese Election Commission, 77.93%of voters voted in favor. Since the voter turnout reached 65%, which exceeded the quorum, the constitutional amendment was successful.
According to the content of the constitution amendment, the most important point is to lift the term limit of the president. Allow the current president to continue to participate in the elections, and also add the option of having judicial immunity from the previous president. This means that the former president will not be liquidated, while the current president can continue to participate in political wrestling.
Of course, from this point of view alone, the Russian people may be difficult to accept, so this time Putin has carried out drastic reforms of the entire Russian Constitution. The amount of reforms exceeds 60%of the original text, including the increase of pensions, minimum wages, and the prohibition of officials. The dual nationality, overseas assets and other anti-corruption and people’s livelihood clauses have won the approval of the public.
Moreover, this revision of the Constitution was also formulated by Russia to adapt to the complex international environment and to reform the rigid political system. By concentrating the power of the President and the Security Council of the Russian Federation, the concentration of resources in the diplomatic and military fields will be strengthened to better face the external environment. And through the lower house of parliament to strengthen the formation of government power, upper house of parliament to obtain judicial appointment power, etc., reform the rigid government system, so as to exercise administrative power more efficiently and activate the internal environment.
Perhaps in the Kremlin in 2036, you will see an 84-year-old man sitting quietly in the president’s office, recalling how he had just sat on the presidential throne 36 years ago.