The turnout in the Internet vote about the changes to Russia’s Constitution plummeted to 49.51percent in 06.30 Moscow time on Friday, Deputy Chairman of Moscow’s Civic Chamber Alexei Venediktov composed on his Telegram station.
“The turnout in the internet vote has been 49.51percent in 06:30. Approximately 2,000 people voted (from 00:00 to 06:00),” he wrote.
The internet vote started on Thursday at 10:00 Moscow time. Formerly registered Republicans in the Moscow along with the Nizhny Novgorod Region may get involved in the vote.
Based on previous reports, roughly one mln people had registered to vote at Moscow, and almost 140,000 had done precisely the same from the Nizhny Novgorod Region.
On March 11, the Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament) approved the last reading of this constitutional amendments statement suggested by Russian President Vladimir Putin. On precisely the exact same afternoon,
it had been accepted by the Russian Federation Council (upper house of parliament) and Russia’s regional parliaments.
A public vote has been held to the proposed constitutional amendments. If over 50 percent of the Russian people approve of these changes, the invoice will probably enter into force.
The vote has been initially set to happen on April 22. Nevertheless, Putin decided to postpone it because of this problem with the spread of this novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Russia. During a working session before, Putin accepted July 1, 2020, and also the new date for its vote. The vote is going to be held within a seven-day interval end on July 1 because of epidemiological concerns.
The document suggests enlarging the forces of the Russian parliament along with also the Russian Constitutional Court, a predetermined number of European terms, in addition to the incidence of this Russian Constitution over global arrangements.
The record also extends the government’s duties in the social world. The alterations to the Constitution stipulate that the Russian head of the state may only serve two conditions, but among those changes proposes that the present president could be re-elected when the new variant of this Constitution comes into force.