Kremlin: Russia’s public vote on constitutional amendments not to be formality

# 19:35
24 January 2020

Russian citizens’ voting for or against the constitutional amendments proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin will be the determining factor, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday, APA reports citing TASS.

Responding to a question about whether the nationwide vote can take place before or after the president signs a relevant bill on the amendments, he said, "The order and schedule of this vote will be specified — they are actually being drafted now."

"We primarily don’t view this vote as just a simple formality," Peskov added. "If people believe that it is not expedient [to introduce amendments to the constitution] then that’s what it is. It is not a formality, it is indeed a vote for or against," he stressed.