Russian voters have overwhelmingly backed a ploy by President Vladimir Putin to rule until 2036 in a referendum.
With 50% of polling stations reporting, preliminary results showed that 76% of voters on Wednesday approved the package of some 200 constitutional amendments that include a revision to reset the clock on the current limit of two consecutive presidential terms. That would allow Mr. Putin to potentially run two more times after his current tenure in office expires in 2024, keeping the former KGB boss in the Kremlin until 2036 when he would be 83 years old.
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Full article at the WSJ: https://www.wsj.com/articles/russians-set-to-approve-radical-overhaul-that-could-keep-putin-in-power-until-2036-11593593621?