Vladimir Putin Announces He Will Run For Re-election To Russian Presidency

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Russia's Vladimir Putin has said he will seek another term as president in next year's election. He made the announcement in a speech to workers at a car factory in the Volga city of Nizhny Novgorod. "I will put forward my candidacy for the post of president of the Russian federation," he said.
Mr Putin has been in power since 2000, either as president or prime minister. If he wins the March election he will be eligible to serve until 2024. Who else is running in the upcoming election, and do they even stand a chance against Putin?

Phone: Zsuzsa (JU-ZHA) Csergő (CH-ergo)

Head of Political Studies at Queen’s University

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