Presidential elections in Russia postponed

The state Duma of the Russian Federation



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The Russian state Duma adopted a package of amendments to the electoral law, in connection with which the election of the President will take on March 18.

The Russian state Duma adopted a package of amendments to the electoral law, according to which presidential elections will take on March 18 – the anniversary of the occupation of the Crimea. This is the BBC.

“A package of bills in March submitted to the state Duma senators Andrei Klishas and Anatoly Shirokov. Oppositional fractions have prepared several amendments, but all were rejected,” – said in the message.

According to the amendments, “if Sunday, on which should be assigned to the elections of the President of the Russian Federation coincides with a day preceding a holiday day, or this Sunday falls on the week including a public holiday or Sunday is duly announced a work day elections are called for next Sunday .” In 2018 it will be March 18.

We will remind, in March of 2014 after the deployment of troops to the Peninsula and the so-called “referendum” Russia invaded Ukrainian Crimea.

18 Mar 2014 the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine awarded temporary attorney in the Affairs of the Russian Federation in Ukraine A. Vorobyov a note of protest against the signing of the Russia agreement “on the adoption of the” Republic of Crimea.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has officially announced the beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea on 20 February 2014. Western countries do not recognize the annexation of Crimea and imposed a series of economic sanctions against Russia.

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