MOSOW, September 16. /TASS/. Much in Russia’s future will depend on the constructive coordination between the legislative and executive power branches, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a televised address on Thursday.
The president recalled that the country’s amended constitution conferred "the extremely important authority to nominate the prime minister, his deputies and federal ministers" on the State Duma (lower parliament house). "And, to be straight, much will depend on the constructive working coordination between the legislative and executive branches," Putin stressed.
In his state-of-the-nation address on January 15, 2020, Putin suggested a number of amendments be introduced to the Russian constitution. After the amendment were passed by the national parliament and approved by regional legislatures, they were put for nationwide voting. As many as 57,747,288 people (77.92%) voted in support of the amendments, and 15,761,978 (21.27%) were against. On July 3, 2020, the president signed a decree on the official publication of the amended constitution and it came into force on July 4.