Vladimir Putin has given a rare signal that he's looking to quit the Kremlin instead of rule as president until he dies.An unexpected new law is being rushed through the Russian parliament which might make the strongman a senator for all times if and when he leaves the country's highest office.
The new draft legislation was introduced by Putin himself, and would guarantee him legal immunity and state perks until he dies.Yet most Russian officials are forced to quit by the age of 70, and therefore the surprise move perhaps indicates he intends to nominate a selected successor sooner instead of later.
Or it might be an policy just in case he's forced out by unhealthiness .Putin would still be a decade younger than a newly inaugurated 78-year-old Joe Biden if the Democrat wins the White House in tomorrow's US election.Under the new rules, Putin would be ready to become a senator for all times within three months of leaving the presidency either early or at the top of his term.
The scheme also will permit seven other senators for all times , people that have given 'outstanding service to the country', a move perhaps enabling rewards to his closest cronies.Putin is already the longest-serving Kremlin leader since Stalin.He took over the Russian presidency from Boris Yeltsin on the Judgment Day of 1999 - and has been head of state ever since aside from four years as prime minister between 2008-12 when ally Dmitry Medvedev took the highest office.
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