most Likely, it will be held on 1 July, but it is possible and the option of 8 July.
At the beginning of this week — Monday or Tuesday — President Vladimir Putin may announce the date of a nationwide vote on amendments to the Constitution. About this “Vedomosti” said four people close to the presidential administration and Moscow city hall. Two of them say that the vote will take place July 1, but one says that continue considered and the option with the 8 July.
According to one of the interlocutors close to the Kremlin, may pass a plebiscite on 1 July, but early voting will start a week earlier, from June 25, the day after was scheduled for June 24 parade in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Victory.
“Counting on the mobilization effect of the Victory parade, enthusiasm and a positive,” he explains. Earlier, another person close to the presidential administration, said that the government wanted to celebrate a kind of “cure the virus” to get people cheered up, and against this background, to vote on the Constitution.
As it became known last week, in the recommendations of the CPS the electoral Commission said the vote could take several days, and in case of a mass congestion of people at the polling stations is recommended in cooperation with the authorities “to carry out organizational work aimed at the delineation at the time streams of participants of voting.” It can be done, for example, by inviting citizens to the polling stations on a particular day or time on a territorial basis, by sending appropriate notice for specific addresses.
One of the interlocutors of “Vedomosti” admits that the President can say about the date for a vote on Monday. It is to 1 June, Putin instructed the government to submit a national action plan for the restoration of employment and incomes, economic growth and long-term structural changes in the economy. Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov confirmed earlier that the program of support of the economy, the President will present the 1st of June. Press-Secretary Putin, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters that the format of the event, which will be presented this plan has not yet been determined, but it will not pass in the closed mode.
Earlier, the interlocutors of “Vedomosti” told that the main discussing dates for vote are 1 and 8 July.
may 26, Putin ordered defense Minister Sergey Shoigu to start preparing for the parade, postponed from 9 may to 24 June. On the day initially planned, and the vote on the Constitution, wrote RBC and confirmed the interlocutors “Vedomosti”. However, publicly on the appointment of a plebiscite on June 24 has not yet been announced. The interlocutors of “Vedomosti” explained�� that the date is not announced, since in the regions has not yet stabilized the epidemic situation: if in Moscow the death rate from coronavirus infection was reduced, in other regions it grew.
However, the Kremlin hopes that by 24 June, when Moscow will host a Victory parade, the restrictions imposed due threats СOVID-19, will be abolished, said on may 31 Peskov in interview to the program “Moscow. The Kremlin. Putin”. According to him, a new date for the vote, the President declares, “when fit”.
the vote on the constitutional amendments was originally scheduled for April 22, the corresponding decree signed March 17, Vladimir Putin. But on March 25, simultaneously with the introduction of the regime in Russia holidays, the President announced the postponement of the election indefinitely due unfavorable epidemiological situation.
the intention to amend the Constitution, Putin announced on January 15 in the message to the Federal Assembly. March 11 the relevant law adopted by the state Duma, on the same day it was approved by the Federation Council, and in a few days and the legislative assemblies of all 85 regions. A nationwide vote on the amendments envisaged by the law on the amendment to the Constitution: changes will take effect only if approved by a majority of the votes cast. Previously, a similar rule in the Federal legislation. Voting on amendments will pass in electronic form, the relevant amendments to the legislation is also already taken. However, the Chairman of the Central election Commission Ella Pamfilova said earlier that the vote could pass only in three-four regions.