Putin Says He's Running For Re-election

The Russian president made the announcement at an event at the GAZ vehicle factory in Nizhny Novgorod in Russia.
Posted at 1:45 PM, Dec 06, 2017

In a surprise to maybe no one, Russian President Vladimir Putin says he'll run for re-election.

Putin has been in power since 2000. He was president from 2000 to 2008, prime minister from 2008 to 2012 and president again from 2012 to now.

If Putin wins the election in March, he could be president until 2024. Recent polls suggest he'll win fairly easily.