Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a bill in to law allowing him to run for two additional terms starting from 2024.
The legislation was made following the constitutional reforms adopted in a nationwide referendum in July 2020.
The law makers approved the bill last month after both the lower house of Parliament or the State Duma, and the upper house of Parliament, the Federation Council, voted for the bill , reports Xinhua news agency.
The new law grants the 68-year-old Russian leader, Putin, the possibility of starting his presidency from scratch in 2024 and holding the office for two more terms until 2036.
The law also states any citizen of Russia no younger than 35 years of age who has been resident in the country's territory for no less than 25 years and never had the citizenship or permanent residence permit of another state is eligible to the office of the president , TASS News Agency reported.
However,this rule does not concern Russians who earlier had the citizenship of another country which eventually was admitted to the Russian Federation in accordance with the federal constitutional law.