Russia's Putin reportedly registered as presidential candidate

Vladimir Putin, Russian President

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# 29 January 2024 12:52 (UTC +04:00)

The Central Election Commission (CEC) of the Russian Federation has officially registered current Russian President Vladimir Putin as a candidate for re-election in the upcoming elections on March 17, 2024, APA reports citing Tele Trader.

"To register Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, born in 1952 on January 29, 2024 at 11:23 a.m. as a candidate for the post of President of the Russian Federation," the resolution said, according to the media. At the moment, 11 people are running for the post of head of state.

Before Putin's registration, the CEC had already registered three other presidential candidates: Leonid Slutsky, Nikolai Kharitonov, and Vladislav Davankov, all representatives of parliamentary parties. Non-parliamentary political parties' nominees are required to submit a minimum of 100,000 signatures by January 31 and self-nominated candidates like Vladimir Putin, the Russian Rada, and Anatoly Batashev must gather at least 300,000 signatures.

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