Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photos/tasks
MOSCOW – Vladimir Putin is the President of Russia who has served since May 7, 2012 until now. Since last year, rumors about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s failing health have become widespread amid the war with Ukraine.
There were media reports that said Putin was suffering from cancer, Parkinson’s disease, or even surviving an assassination attempt.
The Kremlin has always laughed off the speculation and said there were no signs of the Russian president’s illness whatsoever.
According to political analyst Tatiana Stanovaya, Putin can stay in power for 10 years or even more if he wants, but it really depends on the circumstances.
Later, citing Newsweek, Ukraine’s Chief of Military Intelligence Kyrylo Budanov told ABC News that Putin has cancer and will die soon.
“Putin is seriously ill. He will die before the war ends and there will be a transfer of power,” said Kyrylo Budanov, who was tweeted by Anton Gerashchenko, adviser on internal affairs of Ukraine, on January 4, 2023. This immediately sparked comments online.
So, what happens if Vladimir Putin dies suddenly or even decides to leave power before his term ends? Here’s an explanation.
Launching Al Jazeera, Tatiana Stanovaya said if Vladimir Putin dies suddenly, then the Federation Council will have 14 days to hold elections for a new president.
If the Federation Council does not hold elections on time, the Central Electoral Commission will take over.
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