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Russian parliament approves plan making Putin & Medvedev ‘senators for life’ as attainable 2024 Kremlin departure date approaches

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Russia’s State Duma has ratified a Bill that will give Russian President Vladimir Putin a everlasting put up within the {powerful} Federation Council for all times. Putin has beforehand indicated he could stand down on the finish of his present time period. The new laws, which handed its first studying on Tuesday, states that “a President of the Russian Federation, after terminating his powers due to the expiration of his term of office, or his resignation” would mechanically be granted a seat on the physique, which additionally contains two representatives from every political division of the nation. The president may also be capable of appoint as much as 30 senators, some for six-year phrases, and others for all times, to the council.Membership of the Federation Council ensures politicians immunity from prosecution. A second Bill has additionally been launched that will strengthen the immunity of former presidents, no matter whether or not they nonetheless play a job in politics and even protecting their actions previous to taking workplace. Also on Ex-Russian presidents might develop into senators for all times after leaving Kremlin, as Putin submits draft legislation to parliament The rules would additionally apply to the one different former Russian President nonetheless alive, Dmitry Medvedev.Similar strikes have beforehand been interpreted in Russia and overseas as attainable preparations for an influence transition, with Putin having implied that he might step down from the highest job in as little as three years.In July, nevertheless, Russian voters backed proposals put ahead in a nationwide referendum that will allow the president to serve one other successive six-year time period if re-elected in 2024. While the State Duma had authorized these measures, Putin insisted that they be put to the general public, who supported the package deal of modifications with a 78 p.c majority. Other measures embody the introduction of a minimal pension and a proper ban on same-sex marriage.Earlier this month, UK and US information retailers together with the New York Post and the Mail Online have been whipped right into a frenzy by claims from a infamous conspiracy that Putin had been identified with Parkinson’s Disease and was getting ready to give up the Kremlin. Valery Solovey, the one-time political scientist behind the supposed revelations, had made comparable claims in 2016 and 2017, in addition to boasting he was a member of a shadowy, omnipotent secret group.Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov firmly rejected the claims on the time, telling journalists that “Putin is not going to resign – he is in excellent health.”If you want this story, share it with a good friend!

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