Russian Federation

Presidential election set for 4th March


A senior member of the Central Election Commission announced yesterday that the Russian presidential election will take place on 4th March 2012.

Speculation is still rife about whether Dmitry Medvedev or Vladimir Putin will stand. Medvedev has indicated that he would like to complete a second term, but Putin has long been expected to make a return. Medvedev has said that he would not stand against Putin.

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