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Reforms could allow Putin to stay in power until 2036

Russians started voting in a delayed referendum on Thursday. At stake almost 200 changes to the constitution. The most important one would allow President Vladimir Putin to stand for re-election for another two terms, potentially keeping him in power until 2036. Critics say the changes amount to an assault on Russian democracy. Putin says it's all about stability. Voting continues until July 1st, after being postponed from April due to the coronavirus pandemic. Simon Macgregor Wood reports. #russia #putin #russianews

Russian voters back reforms allowing Putin to stay until 2036

Russian voters back reforms allowing Putin to stay until 2036

Russians grant Putin right to extend his rule until 2036 in landslide vote

Russians grant Putin right to extend his rule until 2036 in landslide vote

Russia Votes: Vladimir Putin decisively re-elected

Russia Votes: Vladimir Putin decisively re-elected

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