Putin announces 2024 re-election bid

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared his intention to seek re-election in the upcoming 2024 presidential elections. The announcement was made during an event commemorating the Day of the Heroes of the Fatherland, as reported by RIA Novosti, a Russian news agency.

Sursa: BBC/ TASS

"I have made a decision to run for the office of President of the Russian Federation," Putin stated, adding that he felt the "support and trust of millions of people across the country."

The Federation Council confirmed on December 7 that the elections will be held on March 17, 2024. The Central Election Commission further specified that voting will occur over three days, from March 15 to 17.

This announcement marks Putin's bid for a fifth presidential term, having previously been elected in 2000, 2004, 2012, and 2018. The presidential term limit was increased from four to six years in 2012.

Constitutional amendments ratified in 2020 paved the way for Putin's potential re-election in 2024, resetting his term count to zero.

Translation by Iurie Tataru

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