Mironov suggested early elections to the state Duma after adoption of the amendments
Early elections to the Duma would be a logical step after the adoption of the amendments to the Constitution and would complete the process of "turning the state towards the man," said the head of "Fair Russia" Sergey Mironov.
In the air "Russia 24" Mironov recalled that, in accordance with the amendments, the deputies of the state Duma the opportunity to participate in the appointment of the head of the government at the proposal of the President of the country. Mironov noted that when the President deems it necessary, the Duma will make the relevant decision. Thus Mironov has underlined that in the last parliamentary elections, the deputies have not been endowed with these powers that they have today.
"From my point of view, when in January the President changed the government... it was the first beginning of the great reversal of state person to person. The second point ... is voting on amendments to the Constitution. It is an even greater reversal of the state towards the person, towards the citizens of our country. Well, logically then - let alone complete the process of elections of deputies of the state Duma, which will have the right to approve the Prime Minister and all Ministers with the exception of the Ministers of the power block, which will continue to be approved by the President," - said Mironov.
In March the Deputy of the state Duma from "United Russia" Alexander Karelin said that it would contribute to the second reading of the bill on changing the Constitution the amendment of the parliamentary elections. Later, Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking from the Duma rostrum, said that he sees no need for early elections in the state Duma. Karelin then withdrew his amendment. According to respondents RIA Novosti political scientists, the early elections to the Duma would be a logical scenario, but it would have been possible if Parliament on this subject would be complete agreement.
A nationwide vote on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation was scheduled for 22 April, but then postponed because of the epidemic of coronavirus in the country. Later, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on a new date for voting on 1 July. Because of the need to take into account the epidemiological situation and the security of the population, it was decided that the Russians will be able to vote all week from 25 June to 1 July.
According to the CEC after processing of 30% of the protocols for the amendments to the Constitution voted 74,10% of Russian citizens against 24,97%. According to the CEC, at 20.00 GMT the average turnout in Russia is 64,99%.