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Putin describes the constitutional changes as “a step in the right direction”

July 5, 2020

The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, emphasized that the recent changes to the Magna Carta that came into force on July 4, and in particular those relating to the country’s territorial structure, are a step in the right direction, by contributing to the long-term development of the Russian state.

The amendments to the Magna Carta set out the new requirements that the President, members of the government and parliament, as well as positions in terms of sovereignty and national security must meet, set the social guarantees of the state before citizens, and change functions the executive and the legislature, among other things, prohibit the secession of the territories of the Russian Federation and strengthen the status of the Russian language.

In addition, the changes limit the maximum term of six years that the same person can hold to two, but this does not apply to the person who, at the time of the entry into force, was or has been President of Russia “of the changes,” that is Putin and Dimitri Medvedev, who served as the Russian head of state between 2008 and 2012.

Putin describes the constitutional changes as “a step in the right direction”Putin describes the constitutional changes as “a step in the right direction”

“These changes will help strengthen our state and create the conditions for consistent development over decades,” he said in an interview with Rossiya 1, which in turn was collected by the official Russian news agency Sputnik.