(MOSCOW) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a legislation on constitutional adjustments that might maintain him in energy for an additional 16 years, a step that should nonetheless be accredited in a nationwide vote.
Putin signed the measure on Saturday, the Kremlin mentioned, three days after it sailed via the Russian parliament with just one vote towards. It have to be accredited by the nation’s Constitutional Court docket and in a referendum set for April 22.
Below present legislation, Putin wouldn’t have the ability to run for president once more in 2024 due to time period limits, however the brand new measure would reset his time period depend, permitting him to run for 2 extra six-year phrases. He has been in energy since 2000.
Different constitutional adjustments additional strengthen the presidency and emphasize the precedence of Russian legislation over worldwide norms — a provision reflecting the Kremlin’s irritation with the European Court docket of Human Rights and different worldwide our bodies which have typically issued verdicts towards Russia.
The adjustments additionally outlaw same-sex marriage and point out “a perception in God” as one in every of Russia’s conventional values.