The amendments entered into force on July 4. The vote on amendments ended July 1, almost 78% of voters supported the adoption of the changes, another 21% voted against
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The text of the Russian Constitution, as amended by a national vote, was published on the official Internet portal of legal information.
“Adopted by popular vote on December 12, 1993 with the amendments approved during the all-Russian vote on July 1, 2020,” the document says.
Amendments to the Constitution of Russia entered into force on July 4. Such a decree was signed by President Vladimir Putin after summing up the vote. By the same decree, the head of state decided to publish the Basic Law as amended on the official Internet portal of legal information.
Putin signed a decree on constitutional amendments
After signing the decree amending the Fundamental Law, Putin said that the amendment would take place “without any exaggeration, by the will of the people.” The President also announced extensive legislative work, as the legislation will need to be brought into line with the updated Constitution. According to the head of the Duma committee on state building and legislation, Pavel Krasheninnikov, the changes will affect more than 100 federal and constitutional laws.
Voting on the amendments lasted from June 25 to July 1 inclusive. The Central Election Commission (CEC) completed the vote count by 10:00 Moscow time on July 2. According to the results of voting, 77.92% of citizens voted for amendments to the Constitution. 21.27% of Russians opposed the amendments.