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.
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.