Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during the Presidential Prizes In Science and Innovation Ceremony at the Kremlin on February 06, 2020 in Moscow, Russia.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he was postponing a nationwide vote on constitutional changes that would allow him to extend his rule due to the worsening situation with coronavirus.
The vote, on changes that include scrapping a constitutional ban on Putin running again for president in 2024, had been planned for April 22.
Putin did not name a new date for the vote, saying only that he and others would evaluate the situation to decide when the time for a new vote was right