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VTsIOM: 66% of Russians plan to vote on the Constitution
More than half of Russians plan to vote on constitutional amendments to be held this spring. 66% of respondents expressed their desire to vote.
Interview held the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion. According to him, 41% expressed an extreme degree of confidence that they would vote. At the same time, Russians aged 45-59 years (70%) and older than 60 years (73%) more often talk about possible participation.
According to the study, the Russians have become more informed about the upcoming vote: if on January 24, 72% of respondents heard about it, then by February 20 - already 79%. Every fourth person knows about concrete proposals - 23%.
Most actively (over 90%), Russians are ready to support the availability and quality of medical care (97%), social support for children (96%), fixing the minimum wage at least the cost of living (95%), annual indexation of pensions (94%), indivisibility of the territory ( 94%) and a ban for officials to have a residence permit in another country, other citizenship and accounts abroad (93%).
Amend the Constitution proposed President Vladimir Putin. He explained that change do not touch the fundamentals Constitution, and affect the procedure for the appointment of the Prime Minister, his deputies and federal ministers. All-Russian vote on changes planned to be held until 1 May. Putin said that without the support of citizens at a national vote, he could do not sign amendments to the Constitution.