“I sat too long, it’s time to retire.” Number of Russians reluctant to re-elect Putin’s peaks since 2014

According to a survey by the Levada Center and Open Media, 21% of people who do not want the re-election of Russian President Vladimir Putin say that he is “too late, tired and it’s time for him to retire.”

41% of Russians do not want to see Vladimir Putin as President of Russia after 2024. This is evidenced by a February study by the Levada Center, which was prepared in conjunction with elections. “Open Media”.

Respondents answered the question: “Would you like to see Vladimir Putin as President of Russia after 2024, after the end of his current presidential term?”

According to the study, 48% said they would like to re-elect him.


Infographics: openmedia.io


At the same time, in October 2013, 45% of the population wanted to replace the President of the Russian Federation, and 33% wanted re-election. After the annexation of Crimea, in November 2014, the number of those supporting the ruling team’s change fell to 19%, and 58% of those voting supported Putin’s re-election.

As Open Media noted, in 2017 there was a gradual increase in the Kremlin’s reluctance to see Putin. In 2018, the number of people willing to change the government increased to 27%, in 2019 – up to 38% and in 2020 – up to 40%.

The largest group, 21% of people who do not want Putin’s re-election, says the president is “too late, tired and it’s time to retire.” Corruption explained his desire to convert the nation’s leader to only 8% of respondents.

The survey was conducted from 18 February to 24 February using a representative sample. The study included 1601 people over 18 years of age.

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Putin has been in power from 2000 to 2008 as well as from 2018 to the present. last January Russian President proposed constitutional amendments, Which actually “disarmed” his lines and allowed Putin to remain president for two more terms until 2036. He was eventually approved of all Russian votes, which took several days and expired on 1 July.

On 3 July, Putin signed a decree, Which implemented the new version of Russia’s constitution with the nullification of its terms, came into force the next day.

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