Russians to vote on constitutional changes

Russia is voting on changes that would allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036. But what other changes are being proposed? Here is an overview.

Russia, in the clutches of a coronavirus pandemic that is infecting as many as 8,000 new patients each day, is holding a vote on changes to its constitution. This Thursday will kick off one week in which Russian citizens will be asked to cast their votes on far-reaching changes to the document.

It would be a massive surprise if the changes were not approved. Despite sinking popularity, Russian President Vladimir Putin still has a firm hold over a large and stable base of supporters.

No term limits for Putin

Is Putin putting limits on presidential power?

What’s in it for voters?

Will Russia’s relations with the West change as a result?


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