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Russia lawmakers approve longer presidential term – Yahoo! News


– A proposal to extend the Russian president’s term by two years moved closer to becoming law on Wednesday when the lower house of parliament approved it on its penultimate reading.

Kremlin critics say the extension of the presidential term from four to six years is part of a scheme to return powerful former president Vladimir Putin to his old job, but officials deny any such plan.

In the second of three readings, the State Duma lower house of parliament voted by 351 to 51 to approve amendments to the constitution extending the presidential term to six years and the Duma’s own term to five years from four.

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