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Russia: Overwhelming support for constitutional amendments - CEC01:59

Russia: Overwhelming support for constitutional amendments - CEC

Russian Federation, Moscow
July 2, 2020 at 10:07 GMT -00:00 · Published

Nearly 78 percent of Russian voters backed the constitutional amendments, Chairperson of the Central Election Committee (CEC) Ella Pamfilova announced at a news conference in Moscow on Thursday.

According to the preliminary vote count, 77.92 percent of the voters approved the amendments while 21.27 percent of the electorate voted against the changes. Voter turnout stood at 67.97 percent.

The reforms include banning important officials from having foreign citizenship and restricting all future presidents' time in office to a total of two terms. They would also reset the terms already served by President Putin, allowing him to run again for a fifth term in 2024, potentially staying in power until 2036.

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Nearly 78 percent of Russian voters backed the constitutional amendments, Chairperson of the Central Election Committee (CEC) Ella Pamfilova announced at a news conference in Moscow on Thursday.

According to the preliminary vote count, 77.92 percent of the voters approved the amendments while 21.27 percent of the electorate voted against the changes. Voter turnout stood at 67.97 percent.

The reforms include banning important officials from having foreign citizenship and restricting all future presidents' time in office to a total of two terms. They would also reset the terms already served by President Putin, allowing him to run again for a fifth term in 2024, potentially staying in power until 2036.

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