Article 81, in the 4th chapter of the Constitution stated that to become president can a citizen of Russia (but not necessarily native) with higher education, aged 35, who lives in the country for 10 cumulative yearsmore than election day.In addition, the president can be someone with an iron will, sober, competent, with an unblemished reputation, supporter of reform, able to establish international contacts.

elect candidates for the presidency for a term of four years by secret ballot on the basis of equal suffrage.At the expiration of the term of office held new elections.However, one and the same candidate can take the presidency only two consecutive terms.Federal law establishes the procedure for the election of the president.The candid

ate for president, has received more than 50% of the votes of citizens.If none of the candidates has not collected a sufficient number of votes, the voting is repeated, but participate in it only two who have collected the most votes.The winner in this case, the candidate who has more votes.He proceeds to his authority only after the oath swearing to the people.

President has the right to privacy, since he has to take on global political decisions that can cause not only support, but also resentment on the part of citizens and various organizations.The President has the right to decide on the interests of the state at its discretion.However, the president is controlled by the Control Department of the Presidential Administration and the administration, as well as the Ministry of Finance, State Tax Service, etc.Sometimes the president and can not be terminated prematurely.There are three cases of termination of the President: the resignation of the President himself, the inability of the President to continue its work on health, loss of office under Art.93 of the Russian Constitution.If it was early termination of powers of the president, the new elections are held within three months from the date of resignation of the president, but not later.