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Putin Submits Package of Bills to Parliament to Legislate Amendments to Constitution

© Sputnik / Vladimir Fedorenko / Go to the mediabankThe Russian State Duma on Okhotny Ryad Street.
The Russian State Duma on Okhotny Ryad Street. - Sputnik International
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted to the Russian parliament's lower house a bill "On the Prosecution", amendments to the laws "On Foreign Intelligence" and "On Security" in pursuance of amendments to the Russian constitution, the head of the State Duma Committee on State-Building and Legislation said.

"Today, the President submitted to the State Duma a package of bills in pursuance of amendments to the constitution", the committee's press service said.

Other bills include, among others, draft federal constitutional laws "On the Russian Government", "On amendments to the Federal Constitutional Law", "On the Russian Constitutional Court".

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Head of the State Duma Committee on State-Building and Legislation Pavel Krasheninnikov said that "the submitted bills were prepared with the participation of the co-chairs of the working group on amendments to the constitution".

He also said that these bills would be considered by the State Duma in the fall.

In July, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree authorising the introduction of changes to the country's constitution, stressing during an online press conference that he has done so only because these amendments were supported by the majority of Russian citizens.

In mid-January, Putin announced the need for constitutional changes in his annual address to the legislature. The amendments, drafted by a special working group, were then approved by federal and regional parliaments.

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