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Russia: Putin thanks citizens for support to constitutional changes

Russian Federation, Novo-Ogaryovo
July 2, 2020 at 13:07 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked the country's citizens for approving the package of constitutional amendments, speaking in an online government meeting in Novo-Ogaryovo on Thursday.

"I would like to express my gratitude to the Russian citizens. I would like to say thank you for your support and trust," the president said.

"At the same, time I understand those citizens who voted against the amendments. It is true that we still have many unsolved issues. People are often faced with injustice and indifference. A lot of people are still living a hard and difficult life," Putin added.

According to the preliminary results, Russian voters overwhelmingly backed reforms to the constitution.

Russia's Central Election Commission announced that, with all votes counted, 77.92 percent of voters were in favour of the reforms. Just over 21.2 percent had voted against them, it said.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked the country's citizens for approving the package of constitutional amendments, speaking in an online government meeting in Novo-Ogaryovo on Thursday.

"I would like to express my gratitude to the Russian citizens. I would like to say thank you for your support and trust," the president said.

"At the same, time I understand those citizens who voted against the amendments. It is true that we still have many unsolved issues. People are often faced with injustice and indifference. A lot of people are still living a hard and difficult life," Putin added.

According to the preliminary results, Russian voters overwhelmingly backed reforms to the constitution.

Russia's Central Election Commission announced that, with all votes counted, 77.92 percent of voters were in favour of the reforms. Just over 21.2 percent had voted against them, it said.

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