Friday, June 24, 2005

Clinging to Power 

Bush...I mean Putin, looking into a third term as President:
MOSCOW -- Lawmakers are considering an electoral amendment next week that could open the way for President Vladimir Putin to run for a third term, prompting the opposition to accuse his supporters of trying to cling to power.

Putin has repeatedly said he will not change the constitution, which bars presidents from serving more than two consecutive terms.

A senior member of his United Russia party, however, submitted a legislative amendment Thursday that would allow Putin to stand for re-election if he stepped down before the end of his second term ends in March 2008, and if the next presidential poll held without his participation is declared invalid -- for example, because of low turnout.

Suurrre his Party is behind the attempt, not Putin himself...right. Is that the Soviet Union that I see sneaking up on us? I have a hunch Tom DeLay is working on an amendment to keep Bush in power.


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