Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov stated that he knew nothing about the official start scheduled for November presidential campaign. “To be honest, I don’t have such information,” he said, answering a corresponding question during a press call on Tuesday, October 3.
Earlier the same day, Kommersant published published an articlein which, with reference to sources close to the presidential administration of the Russian Federation, it was said that the start of the informal presidential campaign is scheduled for November and is timed to coincide with the opening of the international exhibition and forum “Russia”. According to one of the possible scenariosthe publication notes, Vladimir Putin can publicly announce his nomination for a new presidential term on this platform – as part of an event at which all Russian regions will be represented.
Start in November is one of the options for starting the presidential campaign
At the same time, the publication’s sources note, Putin’s possible November announcement of his intention to run for a new term is only one of several options for starting the presidential campaign.
Legally, the presidential election campaign will begin from the moment they are appointed by the Federation Council. By law, this decision must be made no earlier than 100 days and no later than 90 days before voting day, which will take place March 17, 2024. That is, elections are expected to be called from December 8 to December 18.