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Russia: Moscow polling stations close after constitutional amendments vote02:25

Russia: Moscow polling stations close after constitutional amendments vote

Russian Federation, Moscow
July 1, 2020 at 17:16 GMT -00:00 · Published

The final votes were cast and polling stations in Moscow closed on Wednesday evening following a week-long constitutional amendments plebiscite.

The last ballots could be seen being cast at polling station no. 145 located on the capital's Tverskoy District.

According to Russia's Central Election Committee, the turnout registered across Russia at 18:00 local time (15:00 GMT) stood at 63.38 percent of the electorate.

The proposed amendments range from better pensions and minimum wages to a reset of term limits that would allow President Vladimir Putin to run again for a fifth time in 2024, potentially staying in power until 2036.

Russia: Moscow polling stations close after constitutional amendments vote02:25
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The final votes were cast and polling stations in Moscow closed on Wednesday evening following a week-long constitutional amendments plebiscite.

The last ballots could be seen being cast at polling station no. 145 located on the capital's Tverskoy District.

According to Russia's Central Election Committee, the turnout registered across Russia at 18:00 local time (15:00 GMT) stood at 63.38 percent of the electorate.

The proposed amendments range from better pensions and minimum wages to a reset of term limits that would allow President Vladimir Putin to run again for a fifth time in 2024, potentially staying in power until 2036.

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