The Russian presidential election postponed to March 18

The Russian state Duma has made amendments to the laws on elections, abolishing absentee ballots, and moving the date of the vote.

The state Duma by a majority vote adopted in the second reading amendments to the law on elections that allowed to postpone the presidential elections for March 18 – the date of signing of the Treaty of accession of the Crimea. About it reports RBC.

Also among the amendments is the abolition of absentee ballots. Together, they proposed to introduce a mechanism for inclusion of the citizen in the voters list at the place of its finding in day of voting on previously submitted application.

The proposal was criticized by opposition factions. The Communists, in particular, noted that the amendment legalized the vote of people not registered on the site, and in any quantity and without clear mechanisms of control .

We will remind, earlier it was reported that the European Union did not recognize the legitimacy of the elections of the Russian Federation in the Crimea.

The Crimean Prosecutor’s office opened a case on the elections to the Duma