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A constitutional ploy may keep Vladimir Putin in power until 2036

Posted on AllSides March 10th, 2020
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VLADIMIR PUTIN likes to surprise. Even more, he likes to confuse. As a former KGB officer, he is comfortable operating in fog and obfuscation, particularly when twisting the law—or even hatching a political plot. This is essentially what Mr Putin has been doing for the two months since he announced constitutional changes designed to keep himself in power after 2024. The current constitution says he must leave office then. As he indicated on March 10th, he has no intention of doing so.

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