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Amendments to the Constitution provide a good basis for political consolidation of society, said the Senator.

Chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building, co-chair of the Working Group on Amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation Andrei Klishas Klishas Andrei Alexandrovich, a representative from the executive body of state power of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, took part in a meeting with the leadership of the CEC and members of the working group on the preparation of proposals for amending the Constitution. Russian President Vladimir Putin. Following the meeting, it was decided to hold an all-Russian vote on the adoption of amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation on July 1, 2020. Speaking at the meeting, Andrei Klishas noted that all conditions for voting were created. “Significantly increased awareness of citizens about the content of amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation. Surveys show that the awareness of citizens of all age groups about the content of amendments for individual positions reaches 97 percent. According to social amendments, the support level is up to and above 90 percent. According to other amendments, up to 60–70 percent. ”This indicates that the amendments are dictated by life itself, the senator believes. “People really delved into the content of the amendments, their relevance for many became obvious, especially against the background of the spread of coronavirus infection.” State authorities are already operating in the logic of these amendments, said Andriy Klishas. “We see this under the laws that are being adopted. By decision of the President, Government. Citizens rightly believe that the socially-oriented policy that the authorities are demonstrating today should be enshrined in the Basic Law. They see this as constitutional guarantees of their rights that are very important for them. ”Amendments to the Basic Law provide a good basis for political consolidation of the society, emphasized Andrei Klishas. The senator informed about the meeting of the Working Group at the end of May. “The issues of readiness for the all-Russian voting and the readiness of the commissions were discussed. Of course, the CEC has done a great job, ”he said. All members of the working group and representatives of the CEC are united in the fact that the rules by which a nationwide vote will be held should be simple, understandable for people, convenient, the parliamentarian said. “People should trust both the procedure and the result of the vote.” The senator also drew attention to issues of sanitary safety. “A number of countries are conducting municipal and national election campaigns. Restrictions are also lifted in a number of Russian regions. Various forms of social activity go into normal mode. Of course, subject to all the recommendations of the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare. ”Under these conditions, the All-Russian voting is more relevant than ever. People, of course, have the right to exercise their constitutional rights to govern the state, said Andrei Klishas.

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