Two members of the u.s congress introduced a resolution calling for the u.s to withdraw its recognition of Vladimir Putin as Russia’s president if he remains in power after May 7. 2024. According to a press release issued by cohen’s office on Thursday, congressman steve cohen, co-chairman of the commission on security and cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, and ranking member Joe Wilson of South Carolina, introduced a congressional resolution to end recognition of Vladimir Putin.
As Russia’s president, if the autocrat remains in power, according to the release, the resolution claims that irregularities in Russia’s elections have kept Putin in control and that his continuation in office beyond 2024 would be illegitimate. Moscow had previously slammed u.s officials for making controversial statements about the Russian election, claiming it was an attempt to meddle in the election process. Vladimir Putin, a former kgb officer, has been in power for over 20 years. On April 6, 2021, Russian president Vladimir Putin signed legislation that could keep him in control until 2036 at 83.
These will be zeroed out, allowing him to serve two more consecutive terms. After the current one ends. 2024 Putin will complete his current six-year term in 2024. He has presided over the country as president or prime minister for over 20 years. This was the longest reign of a leader since Joseph Stalin, who was secretary general of the communist party of the soviet union from 1922 to 1953 and the premiere of the soviet union from 1941 to 1953.
According to Russia’s central election commission, more than 77 percent of Russians who voted in a referendum last summer supported the constitutional amendments in January 2020. He called for constitutional changes, including the removal of term limits. Putin cited the example of US president franklin d Roosevelt, who served four terms beginning in 1932, 1936, 1940, and 1944. In a speech to Russia’s state duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, in march 2020, Roosevelt’s four-term presidency paved the way for the 22nd amendment to the united states constitution, which was ratified in 1951 and limited the president’s term to two four-year terms. Putin stated in his speech that Roosevelt was required to serve four terms due to the problems the united states was facing at the time of the great depression and world war ii.
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