Sands is convinced that Putin does not intend to change the Constitution under itself


MOSCOW, March 23. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin sees the aim of the reforms, including constitutional reform, development of the country and does not intend to change the fundamental law in favor of their personal political plans. This was stated press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov in interview to TV channel RT.

“He did this in 2008 (following the expiry of his second term as President and the Constitution did not allow again run – approx. TASS) assuming that he would want to do it, he could easily to do to amend the Constitution in accordance with their own political prospects,” said Sands, answering questions in English. “But he didn’t, and we have no reason not to believe him, to trust him, to believe that he would not adjust the Constitution for their political will,” concluded the spokesman.

Presenter Sofiko Shevardnadze recalled the words of Putin, who in the night after the presidential election on March 18 in response to a reporter’s question about plans for constitutional reform said that “so far no such plans”. “But it’s not about changing the Constitution. Constitutional reform is a more complex thing,” – said Peskov.

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