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Russians vote to allow Putin to rule until 2036

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 2, 2020
Russians overwhelming voted to pass constitutional amendments that could allow President Vladimir Putin to remain in power until 2036, according to preliminary results released Thursday.
Vladimir Putin vote
President   Vladimir Putin vote
Russia's Central Election Commission said early Thursday that nearly 78 percent voted "yes" to the amendments to 21 percent who voted "no" while estimating that 65 percent of eligible voters cast ballots during the weeklong vote.

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Russia's constitution stipulates that a president must step down after serving two six-year terms but the amendments voted on this week will allow Putin to sit at the head of the government for an additional two terms.