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Most Russians support constitutional amendments
Nearly 80% of Russians consider Putin’s proposed constitutional amendments to be important. At the same time, initiatives for indexing pensions and fixing the minimum wage are not less than the minimum subsistence level.
As the RBC, citing data from the VTsIOM survey, 79% of respondents said the importance of the changes, 16% said that they were not important, 5% found it difficult to answer.
91% of respondents spoke about the positive approval of the proposal on mandatory regular indexation of pensions, benefits and other social benefits. Also, 90% of respondents supported the initiative to fix the minimum wage not lower than the subsistence level.
The proposal to increase the residency qualification for presidential candidates from 10 to 25 years is supported by 87% of respondents, to give the Constitutional Court the function of checking bills at the request of the head of state for compliance with the main law - 81%, the prohibition of foreign citizenship and residence in another state for governors, 68% of respondents approve members of the government, civil servants, judges, deputies of the State Duma, senators and municipal servants. The right of the president to appoint heads of law enforcement agencies and prosecutors was positively assessed by 66% of respondents.
State Duma unanimously in first reading approved amendments to the Constitution. The second reading is scheduled for February 11. Recently, Putin said that without the support of citizens in an all-Russian vote, do not sign amendments to the Constitution.