Tony Blair (born May 6, 1953) is the current President of Britain, serving since May 2, 2012. He previously served eight years as President (2000-2008) before he was constitutionally mandated to step aside. As the leader of the dominant political party United Britannia, he also served as Prime Minister from 2008 to 2012 under his successor and now predecessor as President, Gordon Brown. Prior to serving as Prime Minister, Blair was Governor of Durham County and Regional Coordinator, Northeast England. As a former MSI officer and recruiter, Blair has been criticized for strong-handed political policies, anti-democratic actions and has been accused to widespread corruption and cronyism in Britain. Shortly before the 2012 election, the British Constitution was amended to change the Presidential term to six years instead of four, allowing Blair to serve potentially until 2024.