Russia's Constitutional Court accepts an amendment enabling Putin to serve two additional terms

Team SoOLEGAL 20 Mar 2020 2:16pm

Russia's Constitutional Court accepts an amendment enabling Putin to serve two additional terms

The Russian Constitutional Court released a 52-page ruling on Monday authorizing changes to the Constitution, including an amendment that would require Vladimir Putin to serve up to two additional terms as President.

The existing constitution imposes a two-term limit on the presidency, and Putin has put forward a number of changes, one of which would reset the time limit and allow it to run again. Between the years 2000 to 2008, he served as President of Russia, and again from 2012 to the present. Last week, both houses of the Russian Parliament voted unanimously in favour of constitutional amendments, and today's ruling by the Constitutional Court was the next step in making those amendments legal.

Only a few hours before the court released its ruling, a group of 350 legal scholars, journalists and authors published an open letter condemning the planned changes as an "anti-coup" that "threatens... national discord." The court's decision itself was no surprise, except in its pace, as it came just two days after Mr. Putin had made his request; the court is generally viewed as under the Kremlin’s control.

The next move is a national referendum on reforms, scheduled for April 22.

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