A nationwide vote on the amendments proposed to the amendments to the Constitution of Russia, became a plebiscite on the consolidation of society around President Vladimir Putin. The mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin said on its website.

In January, as reported by “the Rambler”, Putin proposed to make the Constitution a number of changes. June 10, start of early voting on amendments to the Constitution, June 25 started a nationwide voting and the main voting day took place on 1 July.

After processing 100% ballots, the Central election Commission (CEC) of Russia, amendments to the Constitution supported 77,92% of Russians did not support — of 21.27%. The turnout was 65%.

Today the mayor called the turnout and the degree of political debate on amendments is high and the period in which the vote took place, is a difficult and dramatic for Moscow, Russia and around the world.

“In fact, the vote on the Constitution was a plebiscite about the consolidation of society around Putin hopes for stability, order and overcoming the most difficult challenges facing the country,” he said.

The mayor said that the citizens ‘ choice is clear and unequivocal, is slipping into chaos, they chose the difficult, but positive movement forward.