The EU has criticized the amendments to the Constitution of Russia


78% of voters citizens of Russia supported the amendments.

The European Union criticized the vote on the amendment of the Constitution of Russia. In particular, Brussels is not like one of there approved amendments establishing an internal priority legislation of Russia on the international, reports the with reference to Country.

This is stated in the statement of the press Secretary for the external action Service of the EU.

So, it is noted that approved by referendum an amendment to article 79 of the Russian Constitution provides for the supremacy of the Constitution over the decisions of interstate bodies on the basis of international treaties.

“The European Union regrets that in anticipation of this vote, the campaign “for” and “against” were not allowed, thus depriving the voter access to balanced information. We expect that all reports and allegations of violations, including coercion, multiple voting, violation of voting secrecy and allegations of violence by police against a journalist who was present for observation, will be duly investigated,” — said in a statement.

We will remind, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, Russia has completed a national vote on constitutional amendments. Some of the amendments relate to changes in the political system and the Executive, legislative and judiciary.

These changes allow President Vladimir Putin to serve another two terms after his current tenure in 2024. According to the official results, 78% of voters citizens of Russia supported the amendments and 21% against. The turnout in Russia was about 65%.