Since the adoption of the law on the amendment of the Constitution, has shown how timely the proposed changes, said the Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin.
In March, the state Duma and then the Federation Council adopted the law on amendment to the Constitution, the document was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Set out in the bid document focused on the development of the provisions establishing the foundations of constitutional order, rights and freedoms of man and citizen. The bill also introduces new for Russia, the procedure for the nationwide vote. It was originally scheduled for April 22 but postponed then due to the complex epidemiological situation in the country. On Monday, Putin announced that the vote will take place on 1 July.
"Almost immediately after the adoption of the law on the amendment of the Constitution of our country and the world faced a pandemic coronavirus infection. In order to save the health and lives of our citizens, the President had already been decided to postpone the all-Russian vote on the adopted amendments. Today we see that the peak incidence is passed, the country is gradually moving towards a normal life, and it is possible to return to the question of the date of voting" – quoted Volodin, the press service of the state Duma.
According to him, "the time elapsed after the adoption of the law on the amendment of the Constitution, showed how timely the proposed changes of the basic law". As explained Volodin, first of all it concerns guarantees of the rights of citizens in the social sphere, including the provision of affordable and quality health care.
As noted by the speaker of the state Duma, despite the fact that since March the main topic of any news was the fight against the pandemic, despite the difficulties faced by the citizens, they are continue to interested in the changes to the Constitution for which to vote.
"To the article to clarify the amendments on the website of the state Duma, has requested more than 1.2 million users. And every day this number grows", – said Volodin.