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.
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 6 September that a status-quo president is almost certain since he believes Putin intends to return to power in 2012. 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.
Source of quote:
The date on this article is Sept. 11th, 2007, so it’s hot off the presses.
Unlike the US, judging by the above quote, Putin can then run for election again in 4 years. I don’t know if that’s possible in the USA…
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