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Starts the last day of voting on amendments to the Constitution

A nationwide vote on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation entering into the final stage - July 1 - the main and last day when the Russians will be able to support proposed changes to the fundamental law of the country or to oppose them.

An initiative to amend the Constitution by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, disclosing the annual message to the Federal Assembly on 15 January 2020. Changes to the Basic act on new demands to the President, Cabinet members and government officials of different levels, consolidate the social guarantees of the state to the citizens, to change the terms of reference of the Parliament, prohibits the alienation of Federal territories, establish the status of the Russian language. In addition, the amendments allow the incumbent President to run again for the post in 2024. Amendments to the Constitution President issued on a nationwide vote.

In connection with the unfavorable epidemiological situation nationwide vote on the amendments, originally scheduled for April 22, was postponed to 1 July.

After the appointment of new date of voting, the CEC remained in training just about a month. Some election commissions in the regions were required to allocate additional funds for preparation and conduct of elections. The Federal budget for preparation and conduct of voting, the CEC received a total of 14.8 billion rubles.

For the first time in history citizens of Russia have an opportunity to Express their will for not one, but several days in order to maximize the dilution of the flow of people at the voting stations, voting started on June 25.

As noted by the CEC Chairman, Ella Pamfilova, "the idea was worthwhile." Only for the first five days voted over 49,6