Russia votes for Putin's new Constitution and paving making way to

adopted In the case of a manipulation allegations overshadowed the vote of the people in Russia have a new Constitution for a power of Kremlin chief Vladimir Pu

Russia votes for Putin's new Constitution and paving making way to

adopted In the case of a manipulation allegations overshadowed the vote of the people in Russia have a new Constitution for a power of Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin's clear. Around 73% of those Eligible voted, according to the election Commission, after first results for the new fundamental law, with the 67-year-old Putin to 2036 in Power. Nearly 26 percent disagreed, therefore, the Constitution. This was the state after the counting of around 25 per cent of the ballot on Wednesday. The first results were published, although the ballot was not yet completed in all Parts of the country.

The turnout was just under 65 per cent. Overall, the largest country in the world were called in the area, with eleven time zones 110,5 million voters to cast their vote. The last polling stations closed in the evening at 20.00 CET in the Baltic sea exclave of Kaliningrad.

This Trend of victory for the Kremlin coincided with post-election surveys conducted by the state VTsIOM Institute, which had already been published on Monday. Independent pollster said, however, not so clear, of victory before. In the Russian capital and in St. Petersburg the protests of individual Putin-opponent. They ran until the early evening peacefully.

According to the old Constitution would have been signed at the end of the Putin Era, pre -

The Constitution includes many of the social promises, such as an annual pension adjustment. The voters voted on a package of Changes, including also the guarantee that a marriage will stay only allowed between a man and a woman. Putin had stressed that it would not give same-sex marriages, as long as he is in Power. According to the ancient Constitution of 1993 he would have been allowed to 2024 will not again run for President. In a passage now cancelled, but his previous terms in office since 2000. AP Vladimir Putin.

"Today, we define the future of Russia. I voted for economic and social development of our country, for the preservation of its history, traditions and values," said the head of government Mikhail Mishustin. He had waited as Putin until the last day of the seven days created the vote, to his vote. Neither Putin nor he wore - as prescribed in Moscow - mouth - and nose protection against the Coronavirus. Choice head Ella Pamfilova criticized but only Mishustin, although he is already recovered from the Virus.

hundreds of incidents in the vote

The interior Ministry, the Agency Interfax reported that more than 800 incidents during the vote. However, there are no violations that could affect the result. Independent election observers of the non-governmental organization Golos languages of hundreds of violations. The people were urged to vote and the secrecy of the vote was often not ensured, it said. In addition, many people have voted multiple times.

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said it was outrageous that the electoral Commission is to publish during the current voting results. "You want to show on purpose that you spit on the law," tweeted the opposition. "Your place is on the dock."

"farewell to the last remnants of democracy in Russia,"

criticism also came from Germany. "This constitutional amendment is not only a farewell to the last remnants of democracy in Russia," said the FDP parliamentary deputies Gyde Jensen. The basic law of the autocrat Putin is also "a very real threat and a Raven black day for human rights activists, opposition activists, and minorities who are discriminated against is," said the Chairman of the Committee for human rights and humanitarian assistance.

The voting started last Thursday. She was scheduled for several days, so that due to Corona pandemic was enough time for people to organise their voting. The people in Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod were also allowed to vote in the Internet. In addition, employees of the election Commission came to the home. As an incentive to come to the vote, there were games profit. Originally, the vote for the 22. April have been scheduled. It was postponed due to the pandemic.

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Updated Date: 01 July 2020, 15:27

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