Putin's plan to stay in power

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  1. RickDeckard

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    So, the Russian constitution has a 2-term presidential limit. Vlad initially won the Presidency in 2000 and served two terms. To skirt the issue, he made himself PM for one term and appointed a toady (Medvedev) as President - before having another go and serving a further two terms. The latter of these ends in 2024 so he's faced with the problem again. What to do?

    Apparently, what to do is to amend the constitution via a referendum to severely limit the power of the Presidency and to transfer power to the legislative branch, before presumably becoming PM again. Or he could stay on in another capacity.

    Good idea, eh?

    Link.
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    nice work if you can get it!
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    Quest Liberty and Justice Staff Member Administrator

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    Gosh, who could have foreseen that an authoritarian leader with autocratic ambitions would attempt to manipulate the system to remain in power indefinitely. :waiting:
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    Good thing Mr. "I'll be more flexible after the election" is no longer president to introduce an actual risk of corruption, enabling and accommodation in the face of autocrat Putin's predictable power grab.
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    Right? Why risk corruption when you can be guaranteed it?!
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    Not to Putin though.
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    I am pretty sure @Tuttle has to pledge his allegiance to Puttin through the Trump lead human centipede.
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    What the fuck are you talking about?
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    Wasn't just me then?
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