Russia declares that presidential election will take place in March 2024.

The Upper House of Russia announced on the 7th that the annexed regions of Ukraine – Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporozhye and Kherson – will participate in the elections, and the presidential election will be held on 17 March 2024.

The decision was unanimously passed by 162 votes of the Federal Council.

Valentina Matviyenko, head of the Federal Council, said that “with this decision, we are effectively starting the start of the election campaign

By choosing the head of state together, we fully share the common responsibility and common destiny of the motherland,” Matviyenko added

President Vladimir Putin has not yet officially announced his intention to run for a new 6・year presidential term.

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