New Crimean constitution will most likely be adopted before April 10. Referendum on this issue is not planned. This was said by head of the constitutional commission, first vice-speaker of the State Council of Crimea Grigory Ioffe.
“The issue of referendum is not even on the agenda. Discussion of the Constitution by people, in my opinion is a pseudo-democracy, ‘Soviet style’,” said Ioffe.
According to Ioffe, “it is enough that it is (Constitution –ed.) discussed by the expert community: 99% of citizens don’t have to understand the legal language”.
At the same time, Ioffe noted that “of course, people need to be explained what it is about, but in a simple language”.
“I believe we will hold a special session of the Crimean Parliament and will adopt a new Constitution there- by April 10, I think. Then we will fully feel ourselves a subject of the Russian Federation”, said Ioffe.