Chechen lawmakers have proposed a Constitutional amendment that would allow presidents to serve three, not two, consecutive terms. The Chechen Parliament was scheduled to consider the initiative on Thursday, May 10.
In April, Chechen ruler Ramzan Kadyrov called for reforms that would allow Vladimir Putin to remain in office beyond 2024, saying that there’s currently “no alternative” to Putin, who won a record 76.6 percent of the vote in his March 2018 re-election.
In 2008, when Putin last finished two consecutive terms (before presidential terms were extended from four to six years), he “stepped aside” for Dmitry Medvedev’s placeholder presidency, serving as his prime minister. In 2012, they reversed roles in what’s become known in chess parlance as “The Castling.”