Russia to vote on Putin's amendments to constitution on July 1

Source : 112 Ukraine

It was initially scheduled for April 22
20:00, 1 June 2020

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin

On June 1, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin announced that a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms, which could extend his rule in the Kremlin, would be held on July 1, after the April 22 vote had been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was reported by Reuters.

These changes will allow Putin to serve two more back-to-back six-year terms until 2036 if he gets reelected.

It is worth noting that the current Russian President has recently signed a law on the possibility of distant voting in elections and referendums at all levels.

Related: Putin's rating drops to lowest point in nearly two decades

This bill was adopted by the State Duma on May 13 in the second and third readings. On May 20, the Federation Council also approved it.

As we reported earlier, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson invited President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to participate in a summit on the coronavirus vaccine.

Global Vaccine Summit 2020 is expected to take place on June 4. The British government expects it to help mobilize resources needed to ensure the universal availability of the vaccine against the novel Covid-19.

Related: Putin presses plan to extend rule amid crisis hurting Russians


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