Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalnyj denies Wednesday's preliminary election results, which show that an overwhelming majority of Russian voters support a constitutional reform.
Navalnyj call the results 'a huge lie', which does not reflect the reality.
- These 'results' that they have just published, is false and a huge lie. They have nothing to do with the Russian citizens of real meaning, writes Alexey Navalnyj in a statement.
It happens, after Russia's election commission have indicated that over 70 percent of the voters have voted for the proposed constitutional amendments.
the constitutional amendments provides, among other things, president Vladimir Putin the opportunity to remain in office for two further periods up to 2036.
After six days with the vote, shows the preliminary counting, to 76,9 percent voted for the constitutional reform.
Late Wednesday night local time, 60 percent of the votes counted.
Putin has been in power for two decades as the president or prime minister.
If the amendments to the constitution voted through, can he be re-elected two more times. Thus he can be in power until he is 83 years.
already the constitutional reform approved in parliament.
Putin has maintained that the referendum is crucial in order to give changes legitimacy.
Among the other changes, to be voted on, are a number of conservative reforms. Including a permanent ban on marriages between two persons of the same sex.
There is also a chunk to pensioners in the form of a guaranteed minimum amount of pension each year.
Alexey Navalnyj is one of Russia's most prominent critics of Putin.
He tried to put up to the presidential elections in Russia in 2018, but was refused to get on the ballot. He has several times organized the demonstrations against president Vladimir Putin and his regime.
The 44-year-old Navalnyj has been arrested and imprisoned many times for among other things, 'administrative violations' and to participate in the demonstrations, as the authorities have declared to be illegal.