Question by nsh_tt: How many Terms can a Russian President be elected?
How many terms can a Russian President be elected and how long is each term? Example: in the United States maximum 2 terms 4 years a piece for a total of 8 years.
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Answer by chris g
I believe it is also two, but there was a move by Putin to have that changed a while back. Judging by the following quote, it appears he didn’t succeed.
Asked to comment on the Renaissance report, political commentator Dmitry Badovsky of the Institute of Social Systems told Vedomosti on that a status-quo president is almost certain. However, he said the “pause” between Putin terms could be filled by some unpopular but necessary reforms that must be carried out in a way that does not harm Putin’s personal popularity.
That was actually done when Medvedev became a “temporary” president, and then Putin ran for election again in 4 years. I don’t know if that’s possible in the USA…
Answer by ArtFl
There was an important change after that. Now the Russian president can stay in the office for six years. So the third Putin’s term that started in 2012 will end in 2018.
Putin says that he will probably not run for the presidency again but no one knows for sure.
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