Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that he would not rule out running again for the presidential election in Russia should the constitutional amendment in progress be approved.
“I do not rule out such a possibility of running if the constitution requires it. We will see,” said Putin in an interview with the Rossiya 1 channel.
Russians will be called to the polls on July 1 to vote on a constitutional amendment that changes the requirements of the president, government and parliamentarians, and other positions relevant to sovereignty and national security.
The proposal limits the maximum number of presidential terms of office of six years that the same person can hold to two, although this restriction does not “apply to the person who held or held the office of President of Russia at the time of entry into force”. of the changes, that is, Putin and his predecessor Dimitri Medvedev.