Russian President Vladimir Putin, during his annual address to the Federal Assembly, said that there could be changes to the Constitution of the Russian Federation in the paragraph on the inadmissibility of the presidency of the same person more than twice in a row.
"Our society is discussing a constitutional provision that the same person should not hold the office of president of the Russian Federation for more than two consecutive terms. I do not consider this issue to be a matter of principle, but I agree with that," Putin said.
It is a question of canceling a reservation in a row, specifying precisely the number of terms that a person can remain at the post of the guarantor, and not their order.
"Your humble servant has served two terms, then resigned and had the constitutional right to return to the presidency, because it was not two consecutive terms," Putin said.
According to him, the importance of such constitutional amendments is determined by the public interest and the position of a number of politicians and political scientists.
At the moment, paragraph 3 of Art. 81 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the same person is prohibited from holding the office of President of the Russian Federation for more than two consecutive terms.
As we reported before, Russia’s government has resigned, following President Vladimir Putin's proposal for constitutional changes.