How long will Putin hang on to power? I Inside Story

He’s Russia’s longest-serving leader since Soviet dictator Josef Stalin.
And if you are a Russian and you are under 20, you’ve never known another leader.
His critics fear he’s preparing to be ‘president for life’.
The 67 year old has backed a constitutional amendment to reset his presidential term count to zero, allowing him to run in another two elections.
The lower house of parliament passed the legislation on Tuesday.
And Russians are due to have their say in a constitutional referendum next month.
The amendments are the latest in a choreographed process that began in January.
Putin argues staying in power after his term ends will be good for Russia.
But how convinced are his critics?

Presenter: James Bays
Viktor Olevich – Center for Actual Politics
Sergei Guriev – Professor of economics, Paris Institute of Political Studies
Daragh McDowell – Russia analyst, Verisk Maplecroft global risk consultancy

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  • Look Putin earned his place. Russia faces enemies at every turn. Who can face off against these dangers?  Who knows the pit-falls of power better? He brings stability and Safety for Russians and the World community. True,Putin is not perfect but he is the best choice for the Russian people,  who face many challenges and need very experienced wise leadership. Right now Putin is the best man standing.

    William Terivani-Lincoln MD March 24, 2020 6:25 am Reply
  • Until he dies, it’s his wish.

    Wyatt Earp March 24, 2020 6:25 am Reply
  • If Putin is so smart then why is he bald?

    MathematicalCoffee March 24, 2020 6:25 am Reply
  • We need President Putin in power too keep tabs on the world. Do you agree.

    Dub Uzell March 24, 2020 6:25 am Reply
  • Based on his health, I’d say another 10-15 yrs

    JVS 3 March 24, 2020 6:25 am Reply
  • He's done a great job.

    BARLIGHTBROKER March 24, 2020 6:25 am Reply
  • Al Jazeera, BBC's oompa loompa, as always, sticking their nose where it don't belong. Putin holds the election in a periodic manner, he won every time. That's democratic enough for 90% of the world, that means Russians still want him in power. Deal with it! It's none of anyone's business if Putin rules until the next century. Democrats DNC keep changing the rules to let Biden wins, how bout that being democratic at all??

    Hendra Gunawan March 24, 2020 6:25 am Reply
  • i mean what’s wrong with putin stayin another 16 yrs, hes doing a good job as russian president

    god March 24, 2020 6:25 am Reply
  • Go for it President Putin

    robert twin March 24, 2020 6:25 am Reply
  • putin is your best guarantie for stability… too much expansionist spirit on this channel… to much lack of reason…

    Hans Jürgen Ochsenfahrt March 24, 2020 6:25 am Reply
  • Hello, They adopted that a president can be elected… so it is the choise of the people

    Ion Pribeagu March 24, 2020 6:25 am Reply
  • How ever long President Putin remains leader of Russia is a decision of the Russian people. Furthermore, its none of anybody's business unless you are a citizen of Russia. In the United States it is a Wall Street and capitalist musical chairs game. When is the US musical chairs game going to end.

    Tahuan Tinsuyo March 24, 2020 6:25 am Reply
  • The best politician and a President ,V. Putin will remain in power as long as Russians want him to be their President .

    Incu Bator March 24, 2020 6:25 am Reply
  • Stop behaving like Americans and yelling the news at us. You are turning into an ugly CNN!!!

    Donavan B LoForte RPN, RCRT, LCRT March 24, 2020 6:25 am Reply
  • I didn't know that this Al-Jazeera news belonged to USA. Same fake news and hate news as other western media

    ANGAR Ganbaatar March 24, 2020 6:25 am Reply
  • Why dont u tell about Qatar's royal family

    Mohit Tomar March 24, 2020 6:25 am Reply
  • What's the problem you have, when the English people come out from their grudge? Why you always want to run the world according to yours thoughts? Its Russian country, and its their problem who gonna rule or not, why are you interfering in their matters.

    Bilal Butt March 24, 2020 6:25 am Reply
  • Real question is: How long will Tamin al thani will hang on to power? but of course the lack of balls from the journalist who did this video is obvious!!!

    Tarak al huseini March 24, 2020 6:25 am Reply
  • Hopefully as long as posssible – RESPECT TO PUTIN.

    Paul Barrett March 24, 2020 6:25 am Reply
  • Putin= Russia, without him,west "democracy" will spread and destabilize his work.He should stay forever!!

    Shadrack Musau March 24, 2020 6:25 am Reply
  • He broke Stalin 28 years rule.

    No.26 March 24, 2020 6:25 am Reply

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