All Russian parliaments back changes allowing Putin to extend rule: Lawmaker

Russian President Vladimir Putin. (File photo: AFP)

All of Russia’s 85 regional parliaments have voted in favor of constitutional amendments that would allow Vladimir Putin to run for president again in 2024, the RIA news agency cited senior Russian lawmaker Andrei Klishas as saying on Friday.

“The Federation Council (the upper house of parliament) has received the results of voting in all 85 regional parliaments,” said Klishas. “They are all positive. The Council will consider this issue at the plenary session tomorrow.”

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