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United Russia party to support Putin’s presidential candidacy

United Russia party to support Putin’s presidential candidacy

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – United Russia political party may decide to support the candidacy of Vladimir Putin at the party congress if he decides to run for the presidency in 2018, party’s General Council secretary Sergei Neverov said Monday.

“When the elections will be announced, if a decision would taken in the party about these actions, of course, this will also be done at the congress,”

Neverov told press conference answering the corresponding question.

The secretary, answering reporters’ questions about the date of the congress, said that firstly this issue would be discussed with the party’s chairman and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

“Maybe on the 10th [of September] during the summing up of the results we will agree when we announce the date of the congress,”

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Neverov said.

The party supported Putin’s candidacy during the previous presidential elections in 2012.

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