Russia's Putin agrees to hold nationwide vote on constitutional changes on April 22 - Ifax

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the working group on proposals for amendments to the Russian constitution, in Moscow, Russia February 26, 2020. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS reuters_tickers
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday agreed to hold a nationwide vote to allow Russians to have their say on a raft of changes to the country's constitution on April 22, the Interfax news agency reported.

Interfax cited Pavel Krasheninnikov, a lawmaker, as saying Putin had agreed to the proposal.

Putin proposed constitutional changes last month that could give him scope to extend his grip on power after leaving the presidency in 2024.

(Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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