The 77.9% Russian electorate have voted in favour of constitutional amendments that will allow 67 years old President Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036 i.e. until the age of 83. His current term of 6 years will end in 2024. Means now, he will be re-elected twice under the constitutional amendments. He is already the longest-serving leader in modern Russian history.
- In the week-long balloting ended July 1, 2020, 77.9% voted for the changes, and 21.3% voted against while Turnout was 65%.
- Notably, the reported numbers reflect the highest level of voter support for Putin in 10 years.
- On the other hand, oppositions are objecting this move stating this was designed to legalise Putin’s presidency for life.
Reason for wide support of Vladimir Putin:
Putin’s president is providing prize draws offering flats and also there will also make some other constitutional amendments for suitable reforms, such as pensions protection and a de facto ban on same-sex marriage.
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Prime Minsiter– Mikhail Vladimirovich Mishustin