Putin Backs Proposal Paving Way for New Presidential Term

MOSCOW—President Vladimir Putin backed a constitutional amendment that could extend his two-ten years grip on…

MOSCOW—President Vladimir Putin backed a constitutional amendment that could extend his two-ten years grip on electrical power until 2036, the clearest indication nonetheless that the Kremlin chief intends to continue being in regulate of Russia’s long term for a long time to come, potentially placing him among the ranks of leaders who have located strategies to continue being in electrical power for lifetime.

Following months of speculation about Mr. Putin’s intentions, a proposal adopted on Tuesday by the State Duma, Russia’s decreased house of parliament, would let Mr. Putin to operate all over again in 2024,…