The Russian media has reported on the Russian Presidential Administration’s plans for the presidential elections scheduled for March 2018.
An interesting aspect of the election campaign is to put forward a female candidate as opposition to run against Vladimir Putin. According to the Vedomosti newspaper, seven individuals have already been identified as possible candidates.
The plan is aimed at increasing interest in the forthcoming elections, especially among young people, to boost turnout and promote the idea of competitive and fair elections.
Ksenya Sobchak, the daughter of Anatoly Sobchak (the ex-mayor of St. Petersburg), who currently works as a TV presenter is rumoured to be among the contenders. However, she has already dismissed the rumors via social media.
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