Putin to contest for presidential polls in 2018

ANI | Updated: Dec 07, 2017 00:18 IST

Moscow [Russia], Dec 7 (ANI): Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced he would contest for another term in 2018.

TASS news agency quoted Putin, as saying, "Yes, I will run for the president of the Russian Federation."

He was speaking at a meeting with veterans and workers of the automobile plant GAZ.

The Russian President, whose current term is expiring on May 7, 2018, will participate in a presidential election campaign for the fourth time.

If Putin wins the election, he will be the president of Russia for six years, from 2018 to 2024. (ANI)

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