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In Abkhazia on amendments to the Constitution voted by 2.7 thousand Russians

Over 2.7 thousand of Russians voted in Abkhazia on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, against 171 people, said RIA Novosti at the Russian Embassy in the Republic.

In the vote, which was held at the Russian Embassy in Sukhumi, was attended by Russian citizens permanently residing or temporarily residing on the territory of Abkhazia.

The President of Abkhazia Aslan Bzhania, Vice President Badr Gunba and Prime Minister Alexander Ankvab voted early on June 30.

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.