Russian President Vladimir Putin said that after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia is still in the formative stage, and thanked those who supported the amendments to the Constitution. On 3 July, reports “Interfax”.
Putin recalled that after the collapse of the Soviet Union has “very little time”. Modern Russia is still in the stage of formation and development, he said.
According to the President of the Russian Federation, the country is highly vulnerable and she needs internal stability and time to strengthen.
20 January 2020 Putin submitted the draft law on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation to the state Duma. It was unanimously adopted in the first reading on 23 January and finally approved on March 14.
Adopted amendments to ban to occupy the presidency more than two terms, and fix the priority of the Constitution over international law, as well as to expand the powers of the constitutional court. The state Duma of the Russian Federation also supported the amendment to abolish presidential terms of Putin that will allow him to remain in power after 2024, the end of his fourth presidential term. Thus, he can hold the office of President until 2036.
From 25 June to 1 July, Russia held a referendum, 77,92% of which supported the amendments voted against them of 21.27%.