Russia will consider early parliamentary elections amid constitutional change

10 March 2020
The State Duma of Russia (photo credit: René/flickr)
The State Duma of Russia (photo credit: René/flickr)
Russian lawmakers will consider holding early parliamentary elections this year, the speaker of Russia’s lower house of parliament has said on the day of a key vote for President Vladimir Putin’s sweeping constitutional amendments Tuesday. [ . . . ] State Duma lawmaker Alexander Karelin, a representative from the ruling United Russia party, said that Putin’s constitutional overhaul to be voted on Tuesday “grants us greater powers.” “That’s why I believe it would be fair to hold new elections under our new capabilities,” Karelin said at the Duma’s opening session broadcast live on its website.
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