Presented within the package of amendments to the Constitution, the new legislation establishes the impossibility of holding the office of President of the Russian Federation for more than two terms, each of six years.
The text that must be ratified by President Putin, clarifies that the measure does not apply ‘to the person who holds or has held the position of President of Russia at the time of entry into force’ of the amendments, warns the agency of Sputnik news.
The fixed rule that any Russian citizen with at least 35 years of age can be elected president of the country, who at least has resided permanently in the country for 25 years, does not have and has never had the citizenship or residence permit of another state. .
The law, previously passed by the State Duma (lower house), does not apply to Russians ‘who previously had citizenship of a state that was accepted or part of which was accepted in the Russian Federation, in accordance with Federal constitutional law. ‘.