The CEC stated that 78% of Russians voted “for”.
The Russian authorities consider the results of the voting on amendments to the Constitution a triumph. The outcome of the referendum said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
“Definitely [in the Kremlin] believe triumph. In fact, de facto he took a triumphant referendum about trust to President Putin,” Peskov said.
He also said that Putin is massively calling with congratulations of foreign leaders.
In particular, telephone conversations were held with the Prime Minister of India, presidents of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Azerbaijan.
According to the CEC, after processing 100% of protocols of amendment to the Constitution of the Russian Federation supported 77,92% of voters. Against the amendments made of 21.27% of voters. The overall turnout was 65%.