Putin says he’s not a fan of no term limits for a president
MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that he opposes the idea of an unlimited term in office for the country’s leader like the system that existed in the Soviet Union.
Putin’s comment at a meeting with World War II veterans in St. Petersburg came days after he called for constitutional changes that could help him stay in power once his term ends in 2024.
“It would be very disturbing to return to the situation of the mid-1980s, with the leaders of the state, one by one, staying in power until the end of their days,” Putin told a veteran who suggested not having presidential term limits.
In his Wednesday state of the nation address, Putin suggested amending the constitution to allow lawmakers to name prime ministers and Cabinet members.