Medvedev submits bill for 6-year presidential term

November 11, 2008 10:33:59 AM PST
The Kremlin says President Dmitry Medvedev has submitted a draft bill that would extend the term of Russia's president from four to six years. Medvedev said in his state of the nation address last week that he would seek constitutional change that would extend the president's term by two years. Constitutional experts say the proposed changes would only apply to future presidents.

A six-year term could mean 12 more years as president for former president Vladimir Putin -- the current prime minister -- who has not ruled out getting his old job back.