Russia—Putin's Constitutional Amendments Passed In Controversial Vote

NPR News | 07/02/2020

Voters in Russia have overwhelmingly approved a series of constitutional changes in a poll that the opposition has called rigged, reports NPR News. On Wednesday, the Central Elections Commission announced that 77.92 percent of voters supported the amendments, with a turnout of 67.97 percent. Voting began on June 25, reported Agence France-Presse. The amendments will reset term limits to zero in 2024, allowing President Vladimir Putin to run for two additional six-year terms, potentially...

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