The decree on the appointment of an all-Russian vote on constitutional amendments on April 22 was signed. The Kremlin notes that the date has been agreed and approved, and is reminded that April 22 will be a day off. Recall that in this case, the authorities practically refuse to use the concept of “referendum”.
In the newsletter, Russians will see only one question: "Do you approve of amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation?"
Thus, information was confirmed that the vote will not be for each individual amendment taken, but for the entire package.
Against the background of the issuance of a presidential decree and the simultaneous spread of coronavirus in the world, the question arose: is it possible to hold a popular vote in April?
It depends on the epidemic situation in the country. Despite the importance of the changes to the Basic Law of the country, there is nothing more important than the health and life of our citizens.
According to the head of state, if the situation becomes more complicated, then the voting will be postponed by the deadlines.
Against this background, the head of the CEC, Ella Pamfilova, said that her department was "ready for any development of events." According to Ms. Pamfilova, the CEC is ready to provide all the colleagues in the electoral system with “the necessary funds” and offer options that “meet the objectives of maintaining health and safety”.