Lawmakers in Russia took a significant step toward the country’s 2024 presidential election by officially marking March 17 as the election day, potentially positioning Vladimir Putin for a fifth term in office.
The Federation Council, Russia’s upper house of parliament, unanimously approved a decree finalizing the election date, setting the stage for the upcoming political transition.
At 71, Putin has yet to confirm his candidacy for another term, but widespread expectations suggest an imminent announcement now that the election date is formally established. The Central Election Commission of Russia is poised to convene on Friday to delve into the specifics of the presidential campaign.
The decision to set the election date amplifies anticipation and speculation both within Russia and on the global stage, potentially shaping the nation’s political landscape and its leadership for the coming years.