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Consolidating the Putin Regime: The 2020 Referendum on Russia's Constitutional Amendments
Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Global Political Studies (GPS).ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5993-0788
Australian Natl Univ, Coll Arts & Social Sci, Res Sch Social Sci, Canberra, ACT, Australia..
2021 (English)In: Russian Politics, ISSN 2451-8913, E-ISSN 2451-8921, Vol. 6, no 3, p. 355-376Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In July 2020, Russian voters gave strong support to a package of constitutional reforms that reconfigured the Russian political system and enshrined social guarantees and conservative identity values, consolidating the regime that has been built over a 20-year period. This was achieved through an alteration that `zeroed' presidential terms that commenced before the constitutional change, potentially allowing President Vladimir Putin to overcome term limits and continue in office beyond 2024. The article explains how such a far-reaching and important change was successfully endorsed by the Russian electorate. The analysis shows that the main explanation rests with variations in voting patterns across the regions, a pattern that has been evident in previous Russian elections and resulted in strong pro-Putin support. The article also evaluates questions raised about the legitimacy of the result, and its long-term significance for the Russian political system.

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Brill Academic Publishers, 2021. Vol. 6, no 3, p. 355-376
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Russia, elections, electoral behavior, constitution, referendum, Putin
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-45847DOI: 10.30965/24518921-00603004ISI: 000685536000004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-45847DiVA, id: diva2:1593850
Available from: 2021-09-14 Created: 2021-09-14 Last updated: 2022-04-25Bibliographically approved

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