Chechnya introduces amendment to State Duma on presidential term limit

Chechnya introduces amendment to State Duma on presidential term limit

The Chechen Parliament has introduced a constitutional amendment to the Russian State Duma that would allow Russian presidents to serve three consecutive terms instead of two. 

The proposal was published on the State Duma website today.

According to the legislation’s explanatory note, Russia currently needs longer-serving leaders because of the country’s "current stage of development." 

Allowing third consecutive terms, argues the Chechen Parliament, would "preserve the achieved socio-political stability" without eroding democratic principles. "It would allow the people to determine Russia’s future themselves," the draft law says.

Russian presidential terms are now six years long.

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