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Russia: Putin casts vote in constitutional plebiscite01:11

Russia: Putin casts vote in constitutional plebiscite

Russian Federation, Moscow
July 1, 2020 at 08:24 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin voted in the constitutional amendments plebiscite at the polling station 2151 located in the building of the Russian Academy of Sciences on Leninsky Prospekt in Moscow on Wednesday.

The nationwide week-long vote on constitutional changes started on June 25 and ends on Wednesday. Russia’s Central Election Commission (CEC) is expected to announce the preliminary results after the voting finishes and the last polling stations close at 18:00 GMT.

The package of amendments, which has already been passed by Russia's parliament and the constitutional court, includes banning important officials from having foreign citizenship and restricting all future presidents' time in office to a total of two terms. It 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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Russian President Vladimir Putin voted in the constitutional amendments plebiscite at the polling station 2151 located in the building of the Russian Academy of Sciences on Leninsky Prospekt in Moscow on Wednesday.

The nationwide week-long vote on constitutional changes started on June 25 and ends on Wednesday. Russia’s Central Election Commission (CEC) is expected to announce the preliminary results after the voting finishes and the last polling stations close at 18:00 GMT.

The package of amendments, which has already been passed by Russia's parliament and the constitutional court, includes banning important officials from having foreign citizenship and restricting all future presidents' time in office to a total of two terms. It 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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