The Chechen Parliament submitted a draft about the possibility to hold a post of the President of the Russian Federation for three consecutive terms

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MOSCOW, may 18. /TASS/. The Chechen Parliament introduced a bill on opportunities to hold the office of President of the Russian Federation for three consecutive terms. This information is published Friday in the electronic database of the lower house of Parliament.

Chechen lawmakers for their initiative proposed to amend part 3 of article 81 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation concerning the terms of office of the President. According to the text of the bill, the same person cannot be President of Russia for more than three consecutive terms. Now the Constitution does not permit the election of the same candidate more than two times in a row.

According to the authors, at this stage of development of the country “there is a need of extending the tenure of the head of state of one person to three consecutive terms.” The explanatory note says that this is due to socio-political stability and the need to preserve it. In addition, the authors of the proposal consider that on the background of the current difficult foreign policy situation, it is important to maintain the continuity of state authority. The authors note that the proposed amendment does not diminish the democratic foundations of the state and “gives an opportunity to the people to decide the future of Russia”.

Earlier it was reported that the Chechen Parliament unanimously decided to act with the legislative initiative about the possibility of extending the powers of the President from two to three consecutive terms. With the same idea before that was the head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov.