President Vladimir Putin stated on Friday Russian society had proven unity by voting to again reforms permitting him to remain in energy till 2036 and that Russians had felt the necessity for the adjustments of their hearts.
Putin, 67, additionally decreed the constitutional amendments would enter power on July four after they have been backed by nearly 78% of Russians, in line with official outcomes, in a week-long vote that ended on Wednesday.
The Kremlin has hailed the landslide victory as a triumph for Putin, however critics stated the vote was unlawful and illegitimate. An impartial monitoring group stated the vote was deeply flawed.
“People felt with their hearts that what was on offer (the amendments) … was in demand and what the country needed,” Putin stated in his first public feedback on the vote.
“In general, the results of the vote showed a high level of unity in society on key questions that are of national significance,” Putin stated.
Other adjustments within the reform bundle grant former presidents immunity from prosecution, enshrine a reference within the structure to God and outline marriage as a union of a person and a lady.
Putin additionally used a gathering with officers broadcast on state tv to attempt to poke enjoyable on the U.S. embassy in Moscow for flying the rainbow flag as a part of LGBT pleasure celebrations.
“They have shown something about who is working there. But never mind … Our position is understood,” stated Putin, who has sought to distance Russia from liberal Western values and aligned himself with the Russian Orthodox Church.
Putin stated through the marketing campaign to alter the structure that he wouldn’t let the standard notion of a mom and father be subverted by what he known as “parent number 1” and “parent number 2”.
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