"Why try to be disingenuous or overthink it? Decrees and orders of the President of the Russian Federation shall not run counter to the Constitution of the Russian Federation and the federal laws. People are worried about what's going to happen after 2024 and I understand them. Rights and Freedoms of Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? In case no agreed decision is reached, he shall have the right to submit the dispute for the consideration of a corresponding court. Constitutional Amendments and Review of the Constitution appoint by agreement with the State Duma the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation; have the right to chair meetings of the Government of the Russian Federation; present to the State Duma a candidate for the appointment to the post of the Chairman of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, raise before the State Duma the issue of dismissing the Chairman of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation; present to the Council of the Federation candidates for appointment as judges of the Constitution Court of the Russian Federation, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, the Higher Court of Arbitration of the Russian Federation, as well as a candidate for the post of the Procurator-General of the Russian Federation; appoint judges of other federal courts; form and head the Security Council of the Russian Federation, the status of which is determined by the federal law; approve the military doctrine of the Russian Federation; form the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation; appoint and dismiss the supreme command of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation; after consultations with corresponding committees and commissions of the chambers of the Federal Assembly appoint and recall diplomatic representatives of the Russian Federation in foreign States and international organizations. The amendments to the constitution up … On Tuesday, parliamentarians offered a not-unexpected lifeline to their patron. One and the same person may not be elected President of the Russian Federation for more than two terms running. (art. Updated 1543 GMT (2343 HKT) March 10, 2020. He ruled Russia from 2000 to 2008 in two consecutive runs, and again in 2012 until now. Putin has enjoyed high approval ratings in Russia over his long tenure, but in the past two years his popularity has dropped over his pension reforms and the country's stagnating economy. 4. On face value, that created additional barriers to Mr Putin staying on — the solution favoured by most of Russia’s ruling class. The President of the Russian Federation The oath shall be taken in a solemn atmosphere in the presence of members of the Council of the Federation, deputies of the State Duma and judges of the Constitution Court of the Russian Federation. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? The President of the Russian Federation shall issue decrees and orders. The President of the Russian Federation shall have the right to suspend acts of the Bodies of executive power of the subjects of the Russian Federation in case these acts contradict the Constitution of the Russian Federation and the federal laws, international commitments of the Russian Federation or violate the rights and freedoms of man and citizen until the issue is solved by a corresponding court. Loyal parliamentarians offer a convenient way for the president to stay on into his 80s, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Under current term limits, the Russian president would have been obliged to leave office in 2024, at the end of two consecutive terms. Concluding and Transitional Provisions. In January, he proposed changing the constitution … President Vladimir Putin proposed the referendum during his address to the Federal Assembly on 15 January 2020. The decrees and orders of the President of the Russian Federation shall be obligatory for fulfillment in the whole territory of the Russian Federation. Mr Putin’s return to office in place of Dmitry Medvedev was met with massive street protests that at one point threatened to spiral out of control. Judicial Power 3. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. The rules of electing the President of the Russian Federation shall determined by the federal law. The Constitution of the Russian Federation, Chapter 1 The President of the Russian Federation shall be elected for six years by citizens of the Russian Federation on the basis of universal, equal, direct suffrage by secret ballot. 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Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Under current Russian law, Putin is required to step down as president in 2024, when his second consecutive term in office comes to an end. Tereshkova, a cosmonaut who became the first woman in space, was more overt about her proposal's intentions on Tuesday, saying it was aimed at keeping Putin in power to promote stability in Russia. The President of the Russian Federation shall be guarantor of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, of the rights and freedoms of man and citizen. 134-137), Section II: 1. 1. Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin convened a 90 minute pause in the parliamentary sitting to “discuss” the proposals. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. A short while later Mr Putin made the short trip over from the Kremlin to give his reaction. The President of the Russian Federation shall: 1. The President of the Russian Federation shall possess immunity. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. "I don't know if the president is ready to run in that election but what I know for sure is that the very existence of this possibility for the current president, given his huge authority, is a stabilizing factor for our society.". Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. (art. The President of the Russian Federation shall be the head of the State. The President of the Russian Federation, in circumstances and according to the rules envisaged by the federal constitutional law, shall introduce a state of emergency in the territory of the Russian Federation or in its certain parts and immediately inform the Council of the Federation and the State Duma about this. Speaking at parliament, Mr Putin insisted his aim was to leave a democratic legacy. The amendments will go through two more rounds of approval in parliament Wednesday. Under current Russian law, Putin is required to step down as president in 2024, when his second consecutive term in office comes to an end. Putin is serving his fourth term as president. He would not support removing the term limit in entirety, for example. 1-16), Chapter 2 In this case the election of the President of the Russian Federation shall take place not later than three months since the termination of the powers short of the term. "The second proposal, which means removing obstacles for any Russian citizen, including the incumbent president, and allowing them to run in the next presidential election ... this would be possible in principle but only if the Constitutional Court officially rules that this is not against the main law," Putin said in his address to the Duma. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. 2. 2. The Acting President of the Russian Federation shall have no right to dissolve the State Duma, appoint a referendum, and also provisions of the Constitution of the Russian Federation. The proposed constitutional amendment was brought by MP Valentina Tereshkova, a loyal Putin supporter, and called for the presidential term limit to either be scrapped or simply for Putin to be allowed to run for president again. 2. 118-129), Chapter 8 announce elections to the State Duma according to the Constitution of the Russian Federation and the federal law; dissolve the State Duma in cases and according to the rules fixed by the Constitution of the Russian Federation; announce a referendum according to the rules fixed by the federal constitutional law; address the Federal Assembly with annual messages on the situation in the country, on the guidelines of the internal and foreign policy of the State. He served as prime minister in 1999 to 2000, and also in between his two presidential terms, a period in which he was seen to have more power than his allied president at the time, Dmitry Medvedev. Man and Citizen The Fundamentals of the Constitutional System The decision of the Council of the Federation on impeaching the President of the Russian Federation shall be adopted not later than three months after the State Duma advanced the charges against the President. According to the Constitution of the Russian Federation and the federal laws the President of the Russian Federation shall determine the guidelines of the internal and foreign policies of the State. Vladimir Putin appears to have ended speculation about his intentions to remain in office by supporting a bid to reset presidential term limits. The President of the Russian Federation shall take up his powers since the moment of taking the oath of loyalty and cease to fulfil them with the expiration of the term of office and from the moment a newly-elected president is sworn in. According to the rules fixed by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, he shall adopt measures to protect the sovereignty of the Russian Federation, its independence and state integrity, ensure coordinated functioning and interaction of all the bodies of state power. He said he was open to the idea of a further two elections — extending his tenure to his 80s, and comfortably past the previous record innings set by Joseph Stalin and Leonid Brezhnev.