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Russia’s 3rd-largest party offers to nominate Putin for 2024 presidential election

Sergey Mironov, head of Spravedlivaya Rossiya party, says Putin needs 'nationwide support'

Sergey Mironov, head of the Spravedlivaya Rossiya political party, on Saturday offered to support Vladimir Putin as a candidate in the 2024 presidential election.

“I am addressing the delegates of our congress with a proposal to nominate Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin as a candidate for the president of the Russian Federation in the upcoming elections in 2024,” he said at a party event.

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Spravedlivaya Rossiya is the third-largest political party in Russia after United Russia and the Communist Party of the Russian Federation.

Mironov acknowledged that there was a possibility that the elections might be postponed due to “combat activities.”

However, if they do happen, then the president needs “nationwide support,” he added.

Putin won a second consecutive term as president in March 2018. In 2020, the Russian parliament passed constitutional amendments that allowed Putin to take part in the 2024 polls.​​​​​​​

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