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Russia: CEC announces final results of constitutional vote 03:09

Russia: CEC announces final results of constitutional vote

Russian Federation, Moscow
July 3, 2020 at 09:22 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russia's Central Election Commission (CEC) summed up the final results of the constitutional amendments vote in Moscow on Friday.

"This vote is authentic and there is no doubt about its legitimacy," commented Ella Pamfilova, the head of the CEC.

The plebiscite lasted from June 25 to July 1, with 77.92 percent of Russian voters in favour of the reforms, while 21.27 percent voted against.

The amendments include banning important officials from having foreign citizenship and restricting all future presidents' time in office to a total of two terms. The reforms 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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Russia's Central Election Commission (CEC) summed up the final results of the constitutional amendments vote in Moscow on Friday.

"This vote is authentic and there is no doubt about its legitimacy," commented Ella Pamfilova, the head of the CEC.

The plebiscite lasted from June 25 to July 1, with 77.92 percent of Russian voters in favour of the reforms, while 21.27 percent voted against.

The amendments include banning important officials from having foreign citizenship and restricting all future presidents' time in office to a total of two terms. The reforms 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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