Constitution Vote Public Holiday in Russia in 2024

Constitution Vote Public Holiday in Russia in 2024
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2020 Russia Wed, Jul 1 National Holiday

A legal public holiday to allow Russian citizens to participate in the voting on the Constitution.

About the Constitution Vote

The All-Russian vote on the Constitution was originally scheduled for April 22nd 2020 but had been delayed until later in the year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The voting will now take place on Wednesday July 1st.

The date of the voting is a legal public holiday. Voting will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time.

Amendments are to be introduced into several articles of the Constitution concerning Federal Structure, President of the Russian Federation, Federal Assembly, Russia’s Government, Judiciary and prosecutor’s office, local governance.

The document specifies provisions on social guarantees for citizens such as fixing of regular pension indexation and minimum wage.

The amendments also define children as the country’s wealth and places in the Constitution a provision reading that the state must create conditions for their cultural, intellectual, moral and physical development.

The current Constitution of the Russian Federation was adopted by national referendum in December 1993. Russia's constitution came into force on December 25th 1993, at the moment of its official publication, and abolished the Soviet system of government. The current Constitution is the second most long-lived in the history of Russia, behind the Constitution of 1936.

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