Vladimir Putin announced his intention to run for election in 2018. «I’m going to nominate his candidacy for the office of President,» — said Putin at a meeting with employees of plant GAS.
According to him, the best place and the best occasion for such a statement there. He thanked those present for their support and expressed confidence that «we will succeed».
«Russia will go forward, and moving forward its never going to stop,» — said the head of state.
The President arrived in Nizhny Novgorod for the celebration of the 85th anniversary of the Gas. One of the workers, Artem Baranov reminded at the event that today Putin has asked about plans to run for the head of state said that he would take a decision soon. Sheep asked the President to announce it and thus to do a work gift. He also assured the head of state in the universal support.
Later, the Gas worker told reporters, why ask such a question. «This idea every citizen of our country, so I just took it off, you can tell from the language of the inhabitants of our country, and expressed, I think, an opinion,» he said. The man added that he doubted a positive answer to the President.
According to first Deputy Chairman of the faction «United Russia» Andrei Isayev, the party will support Putin’s candidacy as «an absolute majority of citizens of our country, who see him as a national leader.» The Congress will be held in Moscow on December 22-23.
In recent months, Putin repeatedly asked about the intention to participate in elections, but the Russian leader said he has not yet made a decision.
Putin first became President in March 2000, and in 2004 he was re-elected to this post. From 2008 to 2012, he headed the government, and in 2012 again took the position of head of state.
The next presidential elections will be held in March 2018, the campaign will start in December. Plans to run already stated the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky, TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak, journalist Catherine Gordon.