Putin calls on Russians to vote on constitutional reform referendum
Moscow, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Shortly before inaugurating a monument to the Soviet soldier in the Russian town of Rzhev on Tuesday, President Vladimir Putin called for unity and the vote of each of the citizens in the referendum on constitutional reforms.
On the eve of the popular consultation, Putin pointed out that when everyone in Russia united, even in a critical situation, they can solve the most difficult tasks, as the Soviet people demonstrated in the long and bloody battle of Rzhev.
'Tomorrow we will vote not only for the amendments turned into clear legal norms, but also for the country we want to live in, with modern education and medical care, with reliable social protection for citizens, with effective and responsible power before society', he said.
Putin expressed confidence that, when voting, Russian citizens will think, above all, of their loved ones, based on values that unite truth and justice, respect for the working people and for the previous generations.
The early vote in the referendum for constitutional changes began last Friday and, according to the most recent count, 49,649,010 voters, 45.7 percent of those registered, have already gone to the polls.
The early voting is carried out remotely and without contact at homes, directly in schools or through the 'Mobile Voter' method, that is, the electronic vote that is only foreseen for this capital and the Nizhegorod province.
As Putin himself stated, this is done for reasons of epidemiological security, to avoid crowding in schools, where strict protection measures are applied. At least half a million observers follow the process closely.
A massive attendance is expected for Wednesday, on the main day of the popular consultation. A poll of the ballots indicated that 76 percent already voted in favor of the changes to the Constitution.
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