During the debate, Alexander Karenlin, a lawmaker of the ruling party United Russia (UR), proposed advancing the parliamentary elections to Sep. 20 once the constitutional amendments take effect.
"It would be honest to hold new elections with the new possibilities that are open to us," Karelin said.
The UR lawmaker Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman cosmonaut, proposed eliminating the provision prohibiting presidents from running for third re-election, a proposal that would allow Putin to be a candidate in 2024.
"It is necessary to eliminate the restrictions of presidential mandates or, if the situation requires it and the people demand it, we must include the possibility that the current president can be elected again," Tereshkova said.
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Putin had proposed, however, and thus was approved, that the President of Russia cannot hold office more than two terms, without the adjective "consecutive" as until now.
The Lower House President Viacheslav Volodin indicated that Tereshkova and Karelin's proposals will be studied by the parliamentary groups.
The constitutional amendments include issues such as the annual indexation of retirees' pensions, support for large families, mentions of God in the legal text, the definition of marriage as the union between a man and a woman, and the prohibition of transferring territories to other countries.
The new constitutional text also includes the concept that the Russian is the "founding people of the State."