Russia to consider making ex presidents immune from prosecutionChristian Fernsby ▼ | February 19, 2020
Russian presidents could be made immune from criminal prosecution once they leave office under proposed constitutional reforms, a senior lawmaker said.
Business in Russia Pavel Krashennikov
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"The president of Russia, having ceased to exercise his powers, has immunity. We have this (proposed reform)," the group's co chair Pavel Krashennikov said on a working group meeting.
For the group's proposals to be adopted, they must be approved by the lower house of parliament in two further votes before being voted on by the upper house, reviewed by regional parliaments and then signed by president. ■