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Examining the legitimacy and legality of the ad hominem term-limit waiver for the incumbent President of the Russian Federation

Amendment No. 2 | Doc. 15827 | 11 October 2023

Mr Oleksii GONCHARENKO, Ukraine, EC/DA ; Ms Larysa BILOZIR, Ukraine, ALDE ; Mr Oleksandr MEREZHKO, Ukraine, EC/DA ; Ms Olena MOSHENETS, Ukraine, ALDE ; Mr Serhii SOBOLIEV, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr Markus WIECHEL, Sweden, EC/DA ; Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS, Lithuania, EPP/CD
2023 - Fourth part-session
In the draft resolution, after paragraph 4, insert the following paragraph:

"These tendencies, with limited response from the international community, set a concerning precedent for countries lacking a robust democratic tradition, as seen in the case of Belarus, where the self-proclaimed president de facto maintains power despite the results of the 2020 elections not being recognised."

Explanatory note

An ad-hoc procedure in Russia sets a negative example for countries lacking a democratic tradition, like Belarus.