Stability or change? Russians split over whether Putin should stay on as president beyond 2024 after rule change allows fifth term

The clock is ticking

The clock is ticking on Vladimir Putin’s current presidential term, set to expire in 2024. Now, a new poll has found that almost half of Russians want him to stay on, while four in ten want the long-time leader to leave office.

The research, published by Moscow’s Levada Centre on Friday, found that of more than 1,600 people surveyed, 48 percent want to see Putin remain president past 2024, while around 41 percent do not. The pollster is registered as a foreign agent by the Russian Ministry of Justice over receipt of funding from overseas.

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