Putin says vote on changes to allow him to extend his rule will take place on July 1

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a video conference call dedicated to the situation on the labour market amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia, May 27, 2020. — Sputnik/Alexei Nikolskyi/Kremlin via Reuters
Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a video conference call dedicated to the situation on the labour market amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia, May 27, 2020. — Sputnik/Alexei Nikolskyi/Kremlin via Reuters

MOSCOW, June 1 — Russian President Vladimir Putin today said a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms that could extend his rule in the Kremlin would be held on July 1, after the April 22 vote was postponed due to the novel coronavirus.

The changes, already approved by parliament and Russia’s Constitutional Court, would reset Putin’s presidential term tally to zero, allowing him to serve two more back-to-back six year terms until 2036 if re-elected. — Reuters

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