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Merdeka.com – In recent months, the health of Russian President Vladimir Putin has been the subject of speculation. Some claim he has cancer, Parkinson’s, or even survived an assassination attempt.

However, until now, there has been no record or statement from the doctor regarding his health condition.

What if Putin died suddenly? Because no one knows the human age.

If the 69-year-old Russian President dies or suddenly leaves office, the Federation Council has 14 days to call for presidential elections. If the call is not issued by the Federation Council, a Central Election Commission will be conducted. This was quoted from the Al Jazeera page, Tuesday (13/9).

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin will become interim president. However, Mishustin is considered not too close to Putin or not a credible candidate to replace him.

Political observer Tatiana Stanovaya said if anything happened to Putin, the system of government would survive because it was still strong.

“Conservative groups, the siloviki (security officials) will seize the political initiative and take over. But if something happens to Putin later, a year or so, in this case, the risk of destabilization is much greater. We will see infighting and the siloviki will have little chance. to maintain the initiative. Next year the situation may be more different and more difficult,” he explained.

According to some reports, a number of people in the Kremlin are secretly discussing who will replace Putin. But according to Stanovaya, such discussions are not serious.

“Actually no one knows (who will replace Putin,” he said.

“If someone for example starts writing that Medvedev is his successor, it can be judged as a political attack on Medvedev, because no one wants to appear as the successor, because that would make your position more vulnerable.”

“It’s honestly hard to say that Putin will quit soon. For all the stories regarding his illness, there is no evidence that he is seriously ill, and given how devastating the war was, I can’t say that he will retire soon unless he is forced by those closest to him,” explained the expert. Mark Galeotti’s security to Al Jazeera.

Putin has served for more than 20 years, from 2000 to 2008, and has been in office again from 2012 to the present.

His term will end in 2024. But in 2020, the law was changed, so he can run for two more terms until 2036 at which time he will be 86 years old.

Journalist Farida Rustamova said it was difficult to predict an authoritarian country like Russia.

“Because we don’t know what will happen. There are no alternative political forces in Russia that we can discuss or what the other factions will do,” he explained. [pan]

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