Russia Mulls June 24 Constitutional Referendum Public Holiday
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Updated: Monday, June 1, 2020
Sources close to the Kremlin have told the media that the April 22 constitutional referendum, and related public holiday, which were postponed due to the current Covid19 pandemic, look likely to be held on June 24, 2020, in conjunction with the upcoming the Victory Day parade.
In February of this year (2020-02-26), it was announced that the constitutional reforms referendum proposed by Russian President, Vladimir Putin (2020-02-15), would be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, and that that date would be a one-off non-working public holiday in Russia.
However, a month later (2020-03-25), in his first address to the nation declaring a string of Covid19 public holidays, Russian President, Vladimir Putin, announced that the April 22 constitutional referendum, and related public holiday, would need to be postponed ("I believe that the vote needs to be postponed to a later date. We will see how the situation unfolds in the regions and in the country on the whole, and will make a decision on a new date based on expert opinion").
July 8, 2020, is another date being mentioned for the postponed constitutional referendum.
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