Peskov urged not to consider the formality of voting on amendments to the Constitution

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the Vote on the proposed Vladimir Putin amendments to the Constitution will not be a formality. This statement was made by press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, Interfax reported.

a Kremlin spokesman said that currently the order and timing of the ballot. According to Peskov, the need to organize the vote was not, however, on the insistence of the head of state.

“nevertheless, the vote is not a formality: it will be the vote for or against. And if people deem it inappropriate, it will happen,” added the spokesman.

Peskov also commented on the appointment of Maxim Oreshkin and Vladimir Medinsky assistants to the President. He said that the powers Oreshkin, Medina and Kozak will be distributed no later than January 27.

Earlier, state Duma in the first reading adopted the presidential bill on amendments to the Constitution. The draft law foresees the extension of powers of the Parliament, the constitutional court, the prohibition of senior officials to have a residence permit in other countries, limiting the number of presidential terms.

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