President Vladimir Putin signs law letting ex-presidents become senators for all times

The reforms are being closely parsed for clues on what Putin may do at the top of his current presidency , his second consecutive and fourth overall.

President Vladimir Putin signs law letting ex-presidents become senators for all times
President Vladimir Putin

Russian President  Vladimir Putin signed legislation on Tuesday that permits former presidents to become lawmakers for all times in Russia’s upper house of parliament once they leave the Kremlin, a government website showed.

The legislation follows sweeping changes to the Russian form of government initiated by Putin this year that, among other things, allow him to run two more six-year terms within the Kremlin if he chooses. He had been thanks to step down in 2024.

The reforms are being closely parsed for clues on what Putin may do at the top of his current presidency , his second consecutive and fourth overall.Tuesday’s legislation would allow presidents to call up to 30 senators to the Federation Council, Russia’s upper house, and also to become a senator themselves once they need left office.