The Constitution as amended by the amendments approved in the course of nationwide voting, published on the portal of legal information. On the Kremlin website noted that the updated text of the Constitution placed in accordance with the decree of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. The amendments entered into force on 4 July.
“Adopted by popular vote December 12, 1993, with changes approved in a nationwide vote on 1 July 2020”, — stated in the preamble to the amended Constitution of the Russian Federation.
The text of the Constitution with the amendment published on the official Internet portal of legal information in accordance with the decree of the President of the Russian Federation, specified in the message of the Kremlin.
Voting on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation took place from 25 June to 1 July. According to the CEC, turnout for the vote amounted to 67,97%. For the amendment spoke 77,92% of the population, against — of 21.27%. To vote remotely could the Muscovites and residents of Nizhny Novgorod region. The turnout in e-voting was 93%. All it is registered more than 1.1 million Russians.
After the announcement of the official results of the plebiscite, the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin has informed that the work on laws that will implement the amendments to the Constitution, begins on 3 July. Will have to change existing laws and develop some new ones, in particular fixing the functions of the state Council and introducing the concept of “Federal territory”, said Volodin.
The amendments provoked criticism of a number of countries, particularly some members of the European Union, and the United States. The heads of other States, by contrast, congratulated Vladimir Putin with support for amendments to the Constitution. Among the proposed changes, which were voted the Russians — the empowerment 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, the priority of the Basic law over international agreements and strengthening the social commitments of the state.