1. Limit the presidency to two terms, regardless of whether they were served back-to-back.
  2. Tighten restrictions on presidential candidates, including banning them from holding second citizenship or permanent residency abroad and requiring them to have lived in Russia for 25 years.
  3. Prioritize the Russian Constitution over international treaties and other acts.
  4. Make the State Council an official governing body to set the direction of foreign, domestic and economic policy. The State Council would become something like a collective presidency
  5. Ban lawmakers, cabinet ministers, judges and other federal-level officials from holding second citizenship or permanent residency abroad. 
  6. Grant Russia’s lower house of parliament the authority to appoint the prime minister, their deputies and cabinet ministers. Bar the president from rejecting these nominations.
  7. Grant senators the authority to consult the president on appointing the heads of all security agencies.
  8. Grant senators the power to dismiss “dishonorable” Constitutional and Supreme Court judges based on the president’s proposal.
  9. Grant Constitutional Court judges the authority to review draft laws at the president’s request before the head of state signs them.
  10. Set Russia’s minimum wage at or above the poverty line and adjust pensions to inflation every year.

The national vote on Putin’s package of constitutional amendments is expected to be held before May 1.


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