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Lawmakers Propose To Extend Putin's Term Limits As President

Parliament in Chechnya submitted the legislation on Friday. It would enable the Russian leader to have a third consecutive term.
Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference on Friday in Sochi. He has served twice served two consecutive terms as president. Source: Kirill Kudryavtsev

Updated at 8:35 p.m. ET

Lawmakers in Chechnya submitted a proposal on Friday that would allow Russian President Vladimir Putin to run for office in 2024, giving him another six years at Russia's helm.

A president cannot be elected to more. The proposed would allow for a third consecutive term.

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