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Klishas explained the amendment on the timing of the President

Amendments to the Constitution aimed at building a system of constitutional authorities and the creation of a sustainable political system, which should not depend on a specific person, said in an interview with RBC Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation Andrey Klishas.

According to him, it would "bring the brackets" theme successor and transfer power, and make the current administration "to do business" and not to think about 2024.

Klishas said that the new body — the State Council — should be the arbiter between the government and the regions. Now all the major economic powers concentrated in governments, and the responsibility for many of the things entrusted to the regions.

"The necessary objective arbiter, and the need for this Council. And not to Putin headed it, or something another", — he added.

Klishas also explained why the country will host a nationwide vote, not a referendum.

"If we had gone the way of the referendum, then we eventually would have the right to review all chapters of the Constitution, including immutable. This was discussed with the President very substantive, legal aspects of this circumstance. And the President's position was this: we have no need for the adoption of a new Constitution," he said.

A nationwide vote on constitutional amendments scheduled for 1 July. Originally it was supposed to take place on 22 April, but was postponed because of the situation with the pandemic coronavirus.

Residents of Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod region who have a confirmed account on the portal, from 25 to 30 June will be able to vote online. This requires users to log in to the platform and open the page e-newsletter.

Changes to the basic act on new demands to the President, Cabinet members and government officials of different levels. They also reinforce social guarantees of the state to the citizens and change the terms of reference of the Parliament.