72.92 percent of Russian citizens voted for constitutional changes that would allow the country’s president, Vladimir Putin, to remain in office until 2036, according to the preliminary results of the Russian election commission.
With 0.79 percent of the protocols, 25.84 percent of the Russians reject the constitutional changes and 72.92 percent support them. According to the Sputnik news agency, the average participation in the consultation is around 60 percent.
Putin voted this Wednesday at the electoral college No. 2151 of the Russian Academy of Sciences, where he usually votes in the various elections in the country.
According to the Russian Election Commission, participation in the consultation at 11:00 a.m. reached 56.28 percent of the census. The voting process for the constitutional referendum started on June 25 and ends on Wednesday, at a time when the country continues to register more than 6,000 cases of coronavirus daily and more than 654,000 infected people and more than 9,500 amassed dead.