President Putin To Run For Re-election In 2018

Russia president, Vladmir Putin has announced he will be running for re-election again in the 2018 National election. Putin has been in power since 2000, either as Prime Minister or President, and if he wins the 2018 election, he will serve the country till 2024.


President Putin announced his candidacy at a car factory in the Volga city of Nizhny Novgorod, and according to recent polls, Mr Putin stands to win the election than the Russian TV journalist Ksenia Sobchak who intends to run against the incumbent government.

Putin is seen as a leader that has restored Russia glory and global standing, especially with the military, while opponents have seen him as a harbinger of massive corruption in Russia.