Vladimir Putin elected President of Russia until 2036
Moscow: The people of Russia elected Vladimir Putin as the constitutional president until 2036.
According to international media reports, today was the last day of a referendum on controversial constitutional amendments to extend President Vladimir Putin’s rule in Russia until 2036.
Election Commission officials announced Vladimir Putin’s victory just five hours before the vote, saying the Russian president had won a landslide victory and would remain Russia’s head of state until 2036.
Preliminary final and official results released by the Election Commission state that Vladimir Putin won 77 percent of the vote. Russia is due to hold a referendum in April, but due to Krona, the election was not held on time. For the first time in Russia’s history, the deadly epidemic caused voting to last a week. Used the right to vote for the elected candidate.
Opposition parties have stated they will not run in the by-elections
Opponents of Vladimir Putin have accused him of rigging the polls and pressuring voters, according to the news agency. He argued that President Putin had used the state machinery extensively to campaign in his favor, with the aim of achieving the desired results and eliminating the opposition altogether.
According to Election Commission officials, the turnout had already exceeded 55% by Wednesday morning, but Kremlin critics and independent observers have questioned official figures, saying that in some regions of Russia the turnout was over 85%. Is.
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It should be noted that President Putin, in his address to the nation in January this year, proposed changes to the constitutional amendment, which was rejected by the opposition parties. The government decided to hold a nationwide referendum on the president’s proposal.
Vladimir Putin offered to expand the powers of parliament and divide power among the branches of the Russian government, leading to the impression that he wanted to stay in power after completing his presidency in 2024. Are
According to the news agency, President Putin, who has been in power for two decades, is the second Kremlin leader after Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin to be in power for the longest time in the history of the country.