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Nearly 78% of Russian voters back constitutional reforms
July 03, 2020

In Russia, nearly 78% of voters backed constitutional reforms that could keep President Vladimir Putin in power until 2036.

The reforms will reset Mr Putin's term limits to zero in 2024, allowing him to serve two more six-year terms.

The Opposition denounced the vote and termed it was aimed to allow Mr Putin as president for life.

President Putin thanked Russians for their support and trust and vowed to improve political system and strengthening sovereignty and territorial integrity.