Putin to seek 4th term as president

Putin to seek 4th term as president

"I will put forward my candidacy for the post of president of the Russian Federation", said Putin during a meeting with factory workers in the city of Nizhny Novgorod on Wednesday afternoon.

Putin, who first became president after Boris Yeltsin sensationally resigned on New Year's Eve 1999, handed power to his ally Medvedev in 2008 at the end of his second term.

Putin is seeking a fourth term as president. "I'm sure that together we will succeed". Putin asked the audience, which prompted a resounding chorus of "Yes!" Some theorized he might step down and name a preferred successor.

The GAZ factory is one of the country's most emblematic industrial giants.

Chechnya's regional leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, hailed the president's announcement, saying on Instagram that only Putin can "resist a massive shameless and unprecedented" pressure by the West.

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"The decision gives us the feeling of certainty about tomorrow", said Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of the lower house of parliament. They will likely be joined by Ksenia Sobchak, who is the daughter of late former St. Petersburg Mayor Anatoly Sobchak, who was Putin's boss in the 1990s.

"When I make [the decision], I will certainly keep in mind our conversation today and your reaction", Putin said. "Let's believe in our ability to change the situation".

The demonstrations were sparked by a documentary fronted by top Putin critic Alexei Navalny.

"According to a recent poll by the independent Levada Center, 53 percent of Russians would vote for Putin, with his closest rival, nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky, getting 4 percent", NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow.

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