The Federation Council has scheduled presidential elections in Russia for March 17, 2024. The Anti-Corruption Foundation of opposition politician Alexei Navalny subsequently announced the launch of the “Russia without Putin” campaign.
As part of the campaign, every citizen must convince at least 10 people to vote against Putin in the next 100 days, according to the website neputin.org.
Navalny’s team is confident that “the final results will, as usual, be falsified.” “But any election, even the most fraudulent one, is a time of doubt. People think about who is in power and why he is there. The main task of the Russian opposition, the task of all honest citizens, is to answer these doubts with all their might. Agitate. Explain that 71 “Putin, who has been in power for 24 years, should not stay for another 6 years. He will bring harm to Russia. He must go,” the message says. Citizens are urged to come to the polling stations and vote for any candidate other than Putin.
Vladimir Putin has been in power in Russia since 2000. He was elected president twice in the 2000s: in 2000 and 2004. At that time, the presidential term in Russia was four years. In 2008, Putin and the then head of government reshuffled: Dmitry Medvedev became president, and Putin took over the post of head of government.
In 2012, Putin ran for a third term: in the same year, the presidential term was increased from four to six years. In 2018, he became president for the fourth time. In the summer of 2020, Russia adopted amendments to the Constitution that will allow Putin to run for head of state twice again and remain in power until 2036.