Vesti.Ru: Published an updated version of the Constitution


Updated text of the Constitution of Russia published on the official legal portal. Changes to the text of the Basic Law of December 12, 1993 were adopted during the all-Russian vote on July 1, 2020.

Total Constitution made 206 amendments. They guarantee human rights to respect for dignity, quality medicine, and indexation of pensions. Separately, family relations and children are mentioned.

The primacy of the Basic Law over international law is now recognized. Officials are prohibited from dual citizenship.

The powers of parliament are being strengthened, an amendment on the presidential terms comes into force.

Russian president Vladimir Putin He announced amendments to the Constitution during the message to the Federal Assembly in February 2020, he was supported by a majority of votes. A popular vote was originally scheduled for April 22, 2020. However, due to the pandemic of the coronavirus COVID-19, it was transferred. Russian citizens voted from June 25 to July 1. A total of 67.97 percent of voters voted. 77.92 percent (about 58 million) supported constitutional amendments. Against 21.27 percent, or 16 million.

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