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Russians in Botswana vote for constitutional amendments

July 3, 2020

Botswana Guardian

Ambassador Victor Sibilev led the Russian community in Botswana in the vote for amendments to the constitution of the Russian Federation in July 1.

Since June 25 up to July 1, 2020, Nationwide Vote on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation has been held in Russia. The Russian envoy to Botswana said they were gathered to express “personal attitude” to the changes offered in the fundamental law and “determine the destiny of our country”.

The proposed amendments cover the increase of the minimum wage, pensions, benefits and other social aids, the correlations between the decisions of interstate bodies and the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the specific status of the Russian Language as well as the policy protecting the family issues, maternity, paternity, institution of marriage, the historical truth and the future of our country.

He assured that the foundations of the constitutional order and rights of people will not be touched by these amendments.

The amendments were first approved by the Legislative Assembly of the 85 federal subjects of the Russian Federation followed by the State Duma and the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.