Russian President Vladimir Putin on 3 July signed a decree that introduced a new version of the Russian Constitution. The document published on the official Internet portal of legal information.
In accordance with the decree, the amendments to the Constitution the State Duma on 14 March approved in the referendum of July 1, shall enter into force on the 4th of July.
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%.