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Voting on amendments to the Constitution will be postponed in Russia

Voting on amendments to the Constitution will be postponed in Russia
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Vladimir Putin, in an address to the inhabitants of Russia, said that because of the coronavirus pandemic, the vote on constitutional amendments will have to be postponed. The date will be postponed from April 22 to a later date.

“The absolute priority for us is the health, life and safety of people, so I think that voting should be postponed to a later date,” Putin said.

He said that the authorities will evaluate the development of the situation with coronavirus in the regions and in the whole country, and only based on the opinion and recommendations of doctors, they will decide on a new voting day.

The president has already signed a decree to postpone the date. The document noted that measures are being taken to avoid risks to the health of citizens due to the unfavorable epidemiological situation.

The law amending the Constitution was approved by State Duma and Federation Council, then signed by Vladimir Putin. The law was approved by the regional legislatures and constitutional Court. Now it's up to the people - they planned to conduct an all-Russian vote 22 April this year. It was previously reported that the date may be postponed. for June.

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