Russian President Vladimir Putin will contest another presidential term in 2018. He declared his election plans at a meeting with veterans and workers of the automobile plant GAZ. "Yes, I will run for the president of the Russian Federation," Putin said, as quoted by TASS agency.
Putin announced decision to run again for president
STEPANAKERT, DECEMBER 7, ARTSAKHPRESS:Russia will move only forward and no one will stop its advance, Putin pointed out, adding: "Certainly, the foundation is always laid by people like you, the toilers in the broadest meaning of the word, comprising workers, scientists, engineers, designers, teachers and doctors," he emphasized adding such people "are not just the backbone of our country, but they are our country, they are Russia."
"With active participation of people like you, we will solve any, even the most challenging, tasks we face," he told the rally.
TASS reminds that Vladimir Putin's current term expires on May 7, 2018.
In 2018 Putin will participate in a presidential election campaign for the fourth time. In case of victory he will stay in office as the head of state for six years, from 2018 to 2024.
Russia’s forthcoming election is due on March 18, 2018. The Federation Council is to declare the date officially between December 8 and 15.