the Package of amendments to the Constitution will take effect only if supported by citizens in the national vote. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin in a televised address. According to him, the support of the population — that is the rule amendments come into force.
“It is the will of the people is fundamentally important in order to ensure reliable conditions for a confident, dynamic, long-term development of the country in the years and decades ahead,” Putin said. He added that the amendments, in case of acceptance, will set “more stringent requirements” it effectiveness and content of the work of the authorities and asked the government and other authorities to take this into account.
Recall that a nationwide vote on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation was scheduled for 22 April, but then postponed due to the difficult epidemiological situation in the country. Later Putin declared that the vote will take place on 1 July. To participate in the distance learning format of voting can the residents of two pilot regions — Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod region. Electronic voting will be held from 25 to 30 June.
on the Eve of “Levada-center” published the results of a survey conducted on behalf of the party “Yabloko”. According to this, when the alternative vote on the Constitution amendments Putin would support only 25% of Russians.
according to “Novaya Gazeta”, in this survey of adherents of Putin’s amendments was less than the supporters of the proposed Public constitutional Council (PCC) and the party “the Apple” “the Constitution of a free people” (28%) and even less than opponents of both projects (26%).
the majority 80% of respondents believe that “the Constitution of the free people” it would be right to vote on a par with Putin’s amendments.
we will Remind, work on an alternative package of amendments, floorcimsim called “the Constitution of a free people”, began in January. Then, after the publication in “Novaya Gazeta” was convened by the Public, the constitutional Council, which prepared the amendments, together with leading Russian lawyers-constitutionalists. Deputies from party “the Apple” have made these amendments in the Duma through the regional legislative Assembly.
All the amendments OAKS and “Apple” in the survey, “Levada” was supported by the majority. 82% welcomed the introduction of election of Federation Council members, 68% give the Duma the right to impose a vote of no confidence in individual Ministers, 51% — giving the deputies the right to nominate the Prime Minister. 54% of respondents were in favour of reducing the presidential term from 6 to 4 years, 50% supported the election of court chairmen by vote of the judges. 41% of respondents were in favour of a ban for Russian citizens to participate in the activities of private military companies. However, those who did not agree with the amendment, still was less than 38%. Undecided 20%.
the Greatest support found for social amendment to the state’s obligation to treat children’s diseases due to the budget (95%), about transfer of pension savings inherited (90%), the introduction of individual savings accounts for depositing revenues from exports of natural resources (77%), established in the Constitution of a uniform age of retirement for men and women at 60 years (58%). In General, the package of amendments of the constitutional Council the Public support 74% of Russians opposed by only 17%.
Another question concerned the holding of a nationwide vote on the Constitution in the midst of a pandemic of mers. 60% of respondents believe that it is wrong, don’t see the problem 33%.
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