Russia constitution - updates

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Putin triumphant as critics slam vote extending his rule

Jul 02, 2020 - 7:33 PM

(UPDATED) Authorities claim that only the autonomous Nenets region in the Russian Arctic came out against the reforms, with 55.25% of voters opposing the changes

'TRIUMPH.' This file photo shows Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attending the Commonwealth of Independent States leaders summit in Astana on October 16, 2015. File photo by Sergei Guneev/Ria Novosti/AFP

Russian voters back reforms allowing Putin to stay until 2036

Jul 01, 2020 - 10:32 PM

(UPDATED) Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny slams the results as a 'huge lie' that did not reflect real public opinion

EXTENDED RULE? In this file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, officials, and other attendees listen to the national anthem at the end of Vladimir Putin's annual state of the nation address in Moscow on February 20, 2019. File photo by Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP

Exit poll shows Russians strongly backing constitutional reforms

Jun 29, 2020 - 8:27 PM

The poll shows that 76% of Russians are in favor of amending the constitution into a version that could possibly allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036

A family wearing a face mask walk in Biblioteka Imeni Lenina metro station in Moscow on February 7, 2020. - So far Russia has had two confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, both Chinese citizens who have been hospitalised in Siberia. Russia and China share a border more than 4,000 kilometres (2,500 miles) long, but Moscow has suspended rail links and restricted flights as well as halting visa-free entry for Chinese tour groups. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP)

Putin says 'majority' back plan to change Russian constitution

Jun 12, 2020 - 8:53 PM

Russia readies for a vote on a constitution overhaul that could give President Vladimir Putin the option to run for two more terms

Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses lawmakers debating on the second reading of the constitutional reform bill during a session of the State Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament, in Moscow on March 10, 2020. Alexey NIKOLSKY / SPUTNIK / AFP

Putin signs Russia's constitutional reform law

Mar 14, 2020 - 8:33 PM

The reforms will be sent to the Russian Constitutional Court which has a week to rule on whether to approve the law

A protester holding a placard reading "no to lifelong dictatorship!" demonstrates against the nullification of presidential term of Russian President in front of the State Duma in downtown Moscow on March 13, 2020. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP)