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Putin announces he will run for fifth presidential term

Friday, 8 December 2023, 13:12
Putin announces he will run for fifth presidential term

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that he will run for a new presidential term in 2024.

Source: Kremlin-aligned Russian media RIA Novosti

Details: Putin said this during an event in honour of Heroes of the Fatherland Day.


During the so-called Hero of Donetsk People’s Republic event, Artem Zhoga told Putin that he "is needed by Russia". "Thanks a lot. Frankly speaking, I had different thoughts at different times, but now it is time to make decisions. I will run for president of the Russian Federation".


  • The Russian presidential election will be held on 17 March, as the Federation Council adopted the relevant resolution on 7 December.
  • At the same time, the Russian Central Committee decided that the elections would last for three days: from 15 to 17 March.
  • Putin was elected president of Russia in 2000, 2004, 2012 and 2018. Before the 2012 elections, the presidential term was increased from 4 to 6 years.
  • After the adoption of amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation in 2020, Putin received the right to present his candidacy in the presidential elections of 2024.

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