Russian President Vladimir Putin will run for office again in 2024, according to state media reports.
Mr Putin – whose power has been questioned like never before over the costly war in Ukraine – will be widely expected to win and secure another six years in the Kremlin, taking him to 2030.
Recent constitutional changes have paved the way for the 71-year-old to potentially run again in 2030, opening up the possibility of staying in power up until 2036.
Having been first voted in as president in 1999, Mr Putin did not run in 2008 because of term limits but was appointed prime minister, a role in which he was still widely seen as effectively Russia’s leader.
While he has already served four terms, the changes to the constitution allow for two terms from the time the changes were signed into law.
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