Russian Presidential Elections Set for March 18, 2018

Russian Presidential Elections Set for March 18, 2018
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8 March 2017
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President of State Duma (Russian lower chamber), Viacheslav Volodin, accepted to carry out the presidential elections on March 18, 2018, to make them coincide with the anniversary of the return of Crimea to the sovereignty of this country.

The proposal of the date was presented by the head of the Committee of the Duma for constitutional legislation, Andreis Klishas and Senator Anatoli Shirokin, something that Volodin considered positive, as it would be the first Sundayh after March 11, date previously proposed.

In March 18, 2014, two days after 96 percent of the population of the mentioned península approved in a referéndum its Independence from Kiev and the return to Russia, its official entry to this nation's sovereignty.

For the moment, he confirmed his participation the leader of the Liberal-Democrat Party of Russia, Vladimir Zhirinovski. The most awaited candidate, president Vladimir Putink, officially said he must yet decide on the issue.

In March, 2012, Putin took over the Kremlin for the third time, after doing so in two occasions, from 2000 to 2008. In that yeark hwe assumed as Prime Minister.

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