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Despite coronavirus pandemic, Putin sticks to original April 22 date for plebiscite on constitutional amendments that could prolong his presidency to 2036

Source: Kremlin

Vladimir Putin has signed an executive order calling for a nationwide vote on proposed constitutional amendments, including revisions that would allow him to run for another two terms in office, potentially extending his presidency to 2036.

Despite reports earlier this week by multiple media outlets (including this one) that the Kremlin was planning to postpone the plebiscite because of the global coronavirus pandemic, Putin has stuck to the previously established date and scheduled the vote on April 22.

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