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Putin delays constitutional plebiscite amid coronavirus pandemic

Source: Meduza

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced during a televised address on March 25 that a national vote on his proposed changes to the Russian Constitution will not take place on April 22 as planned. Instead, the national plebiscite on the document, whose drastic changes would restructure multiple aspects of government and potentially allow Putin to serve until 2036, will be rescheduled for a later date due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Meduza previously reported that officials were considering a delay in the vote, though Kremlin officials went on record denying that claim

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