Putin says may seek another term if constitutional changes proved

TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – Vladimir Putin is considering running for a new term as Russia’s president if voters approve constitutional changes that would enable him to do so, Russian news agencies quoted him as saying in an interview on Sunday. Russia will hold a nationwide vote from June 25 to July 1 on proposed changes to the Constitution, including an amendment that would allow Putin to seek two more six-year terms as president when his current mandate ends in 2024, Reuters reported. Opponents say the reforms are designed to allow Putin to keep power until 2036 and amount to a constitutional coup.