Putin wants Russians to explain the meaning of the amendments to the Constitution

Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to address to compatriots on the eve of the main day of voting on amendments to the Constitution, scheduled for 1 July. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to its sources.

He can appeal to the Russians one day after the Victory Parade, which is scheduled for June 24, said the source publication.

In addition, the Russian Federal channels plan to show the documentary “the 30th anniversary of the new Russia”, which will also be touched upon changes to the Russian Constitution, says the Agency.

A nationwide vote on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, one of which involves the nullification of presidential terms of Putin, appointed on 1 July 2020.

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 January 23.

In the document, in particular, to exclude the possibility to occupy the presidency more than two terms, to fix the priority of the Constitution over international law, as well as to expand the powers of the constitutional court. On 11 February the Committee of the state Duma has approved the amendments to the Constitution, in the case of adoption of which Putin after leaving from a post of the President for life will remain a member of the Federation Council.

Putin also proposed an amendment, which provides for the formation of the head of state of the state Council “to ensure the concerted functioning and interaction of public authorities”.

Some experts believethat thus the Russian leader is trying to solve the problem of retaining power after 2024, when is the next presidential term. Putin is the Russian President since 2000 with a short break. According to the current Constitution he cannot run for the post of the head of the Kremlin in 2024.

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