Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, may give a clue next month about his probable candidacy for president in 2024, which may perhaps extend his reign until 2030. The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, may give a subliminal signal next month that he plans to run for office in 2024, according to reports in the Kommersant newspaper. If he does decide to run, he might be able to stay in office until at least 2030. Since the turn of the century, Putin has been in charge of Russia, winning four presidential elections and temporarily holding the office of prime minister in a political environment where the opposition is all but silent.
Putin recently stated that he would only speak about his likely bid for reelection in 2024 following the official announcement of the election process later this year. In Vladivostok, he spoke at the Eastern Economic Forum, where he said, “before law, parliament has to decide before the end of the year. We’ll talk about it after the elections are declared and the date is fixed. The parliament has the authority to officially proclaim the presidential elections, which are held every six years when the term limit was raised from the previous four years. Putin has routinely won with large margins, according to AFP, despite the fact that there is a provision for a second round of voting if no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote.
Human rights groups and critics have expressed alarm about the condition of Russia’s national elections, claiming that they have essentially devolved into a formality that endorses Putin and the governing party without any real challenge. This sentiment is highlighted by the jail or exodus of countless well-known Russian dissidents, a list that includes opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is presently serving a prison term for a number of offenses. An important event occurred in August when Navalny was given a second, 19-year prison sentence on charges of extremism, which raised more questions about political dissent and civil liberties in Russia.