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Putin: I will run in the presidential elections of Russia in March

Putin: I will run in the presidential elections of Russia in March

The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has announced that he will run for another term in the presidential elections of Russia, scheduled for March 17, 2024.

According to the Russian state news agency, TASS, Putin has announced that he will run again, after he attended a ceremony in the Kremlin to honor the soldiers who participated in the war in Ukraine with the golden star of the hero.

There, Putin was asked by a colonel if he would run again, and he said yes.

A new term would keep him in power until at least 2030.

Putin is 71 years old and has been in power longer than any politician in that country since Josef Stalin, surpassing Leonid Brezhnev's 18-year term.

He was handed the presidency by Boris Yeltsin in 1999.

Opposition politicians described the election as a fig leaf of democracy that adorns what they see as the corrupt dictatorship of Putin's Russia.

Putin, however, has yet to make an official announcement that he will run in the elections scheduled to be held between March 15 and 17 next year.

According to analysts, Putin will not face any major opponents and is expected to seek as large a mandate as possible in order to hide internal disagreements over the war in Ukraine./REL

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