We’ve all heard the horror stories about Russian President Vladimir Putin. Democrats have been whining about the Kremlin interfering with the Presidential election last November. But alas, there’s no evidence to prove it. Not to mention reports coming out of Russia that Putin bathes in blood.
Suffice to say, Putin doesn’t fit the mold that Americans find acceptable in a leader. But he’s not our President!
While taking questions from a group of students at the Sirius Educational Centre in Sochi, Putin was asked what he would do after leaving the Presidency.
Putin responded by saying, “I have not yet decided whether I will leave the post of the President or not. Only after I answer this question for myself will I think about my next step.”
Because, it’s good to be the President!
Putin has led the Russia since 1999. He served two terms as President from 2000 to 2008 and returned again in 2012. During the gap between 2008 and 2012, he served as the Prime Minister of Russia.
The term for the Russian Presidency is now six years. Under the constitution, no president may serve more than two consecutive terms. The Russian constitution, however, doesn’t restrict a president from serving more than two terms if they are not consecutive.
Assuming he wins re-election in 2018, Putin could remain in office until 2020. At that point he could remain in politics as Prime Minister like he did from 2008 to 2012.
Conservative Tribune reports:
Russian President Vladimir Putin made a shocking career announcement on Friday that could shake up the world’s political outlook for years to come.
Putin took questions from a group of students at the Sirius Educational Centre in Sochi and one of his replies indicated that he could consider being in power for life, the Washington Examiner reported.