Putin rushes to move on from COVID-19 with vote on reforms

Putin rushes to move on from COVID-19 with vote on reforms

Channel NewsAsia - World·2020-06-02 23:30

MOSCOW: It took less than a week after he said Russia's coronavirus crisis had peaked for President Vladimir Putin to fast-track a vote on constitutional reforms allowing him to serve more Kremlin terms.

By pushing ahead with the public vote on Jul 1 - despite Russia still recording thousands of new cases every day - Putin is looking to regain control of a political agenda forced aside by the pandemic, analysts say.

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