Constitutional reform: Russia votes for Putin's power

With an overwhelming majority, voted for the Russians, according to official figures, for a reform of the Constitution, by the President Vladimir Putin to 2036

Constitutional reform: Russia votes for Putin's power

With an overwhelming majority, voted for the Russians, according to official figures, for a reform of the Constitution, by the President Vladimir Putin to 2036 could continue to govern. After counting 98 percent of votes, almost 78 percent of the voters had voted Yes, said the election Commission early Thursday morning in Moscow. 21.2 percent rejected, therefore, the Constitution. First results have already been published, as the ballot was not yet completed in all Parts of the country. Was accompanied the vote, however, by numerous Reports of irregularities and peaceful demonstrations.

With the reform of the Constitution, other policy related decisions, such as the securing of pensions, or a de facto prohibition of same-sex marriages. The Russians were invited, with advertising campaigns and sweepstakes for voting. This Constitution reform was already decided by the Parliament, the constitutional court confirmed Putin's been signed.A referendum would not legally have been necessary. Observers believe that Putin has set to give the fixed of his Power, a democratic coat of paint.

The turnout was just under 65 percent. Kremlin critics and independent observers, however, questioned the official Figures, with voter turnout of almost 90 percent in some regions. Overall, the largest country in the world were called in the area, with eleven time zones 110,5 million voters to cast their vote. The last polling stations close in the evening at 20.00 CET in the Baltic sea exclave of Kaliningrad.

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The original vote in April had been postponed due to the Corona pandemic. Now, the vote in the largest country in the world, was held over seven days and ended on Wednesday with a voter turnout of around 65 percent. In order for the referendum to be valid, had to be achieved a turnout of 50 percent. The reform package is valid with a simple majority as accepted.

According to the current legal situation is not likely to compete with Putin in 2024, with the expiry of its current term. The Reform is intended to allow the 67-Year-old, however, to apply for up to two additional consecutive six-year terms. The former KGB Agent controls since 1999, either as President or Prime Minister, the fortunes of Russia. In the Russian capital and in St. Petersburg the protests of individual Putin-opponent. They ran until the early evening peacefully.

Putin voice on the last day no Corona-mask

"Today, we define the future of Russia. I voted for economic and social development of our country, for the preservation of its history, traditions and values,“ said the head of government Mikhail Mishustin. He had waited as Putin until the last day of the seven days created the vote, to his vote.

The interior Ministry, the Agency Interfax reported that more than 800 incidents during the vote. However, there are no violations that could affect the result. Independent election observers of the non-governmental organization Golos languages of hundreds of violations. The people were urged to vote and the secrecy of the vote was often not ensured, it said. In addition, many people have voted multiple times. In addition, time during the long Vote ballot boxes at night has been guarded. In backyards, playgrounds, and tree stumps improvised choice were established, local, make even in the trunks of cars, to see how the Internet was.

Updated Date: 02 July 2020, 04:19

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