"I believe that the reasonable principles will prevail in the lower house, and the initiative will not be supported," head of the committee Yuri Sharandin told RIA Novosti.
He stressed that president Vladimir Putin pointed more than once to the inviolability of the present Russian Constitution. "That is why, I think that including this initiative in the plan of work has no sense," Sharandin said.
On Thursday, when visiting the republic of Chuvashia Vladimir Putin again came out against the extension of the term of presidency. He said he understood why people advanced this initiative: it was aimed at stability in the country and was explained by the fact that the majority of Russians supported the policy of the incumbent president.
However, "there are circumstances, which do not allow to support this initiative," Vladimir Putin stressed. According to him, stability would be achieved in this case "through the destabilization of the Foundations of the Constitution, which is the guarantor of stability."