CEC head: constitutional amendments supported by more than 74 percent of Russians

According to preliminary data, the total turnout for the national vote on the amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation amounted to 65 percent, said the Chairman of the CEC of Russia Ella Pamfilova at a briefing on Wednesday evening after voting throughout the country. She added that the final turnout will be announced after the treatment protocols.

Pamfilova also said that, according to information at about 21:30 Moscow time, 30 percent of the processed protocols, amendments to the Constitution supported by more than 74 percent of voters and opposed by 25 percent.

Violations that could affect the outcome of the vote, yet. According to Pamfilova, the CEC is aware of four instances where ballots can invalidate.

“This number is negligible compared to the total number of hops and the number of ballots of parties that determines the results of the vote,” she said. The head of the CEC noted that the results of the recount of votes in some polling stations will not affect the election results in General.

She also assured that, no matter how many times the offenders on the vote on the amendments to the Constitution were not trying to vote “none of the twins does not slip.” “All will be identified and referred to appropriate services,” she said.

Pamfilova also informed about the positive experience of remote voting, which was conducted in Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod. According to her, the CEC appealed to people from other regions who were asked to give them that opportunity. “That is us a nationwide mission, a mandate, so we can intensify this work and work so that in the near future to expand these opportunities,” — said the CEC Chairman.

Pamfilova thanked journalists, social observers, law enforcement officers, members of election commissions, as well as all Russians for participating in the vote. All, according to her, for litia the voting process was 2429 accredited media and more than 11 thousand journalists. The CEC also expressed appreciation to the Russians for their civic duty.

Briefing of Ella Pamfilova was broadcast channel “Russia 24” and the website Вести.Ru.