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Putin Agrees to Hold Nationwide Vote on Constitutional Changes on April 22 – Interfax

On Jan. 23, the Russian State Duma unanimously approved a draft law on constitutional amendments proposed by Putin last month. Anton Novoderezhkin / TASS

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday agreed to hold a nationwide vote to allow Russians to have their say on a raft of changes to the country's constitution on April 22, Interfax reported.

Interfax cited Pavel Krasheninnikov, a lawmaker, as saying Putin had agreed to the proposal.

Putin proposed constitutional changes last month that could give him scope to extend his grip on power after leaving the presidency in 2024.

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