facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Putin urges Russians to vote Sunday

March 1, 2008 at 9:11 AM   |   Comments

MOSCOW, March 1 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has urged his countrymen to take part in Sunday's national election, Itar-Tass reported Saturday.

"A major political event, an election of the president of our country, will be held on Sunday, March 2," Putin was quoted as saying Friday. "Three months ago we elected the new parliament and it is already working actively," he added.

Putin has endorsed First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for the presidency. Also running are Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov, Liberal Democratic Party leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky and Andrei Bogdanov, an independent.

"The day after tomorrow you will vote for the new president, and thus finish the second and crucial stage of the renewal of the higher echelons of power," Putin said. "Russia's onward movement must not stop, and changes for the better must be continued."

© 2008 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Two dead, more wounded in high school cafeteria shooting in Marysville, Wash. Two dead, more wounded in high school cafeteria shooting in Marysville, Wash.
2
U.S. airstrikes succeeding in cutting oil financing for Islamic State U.S. airstrikes succeeding in cutting oil financing for Islamic State
3
Russian currency crashes Russian currency crashes
4
Lumberton grandpa shoots granddaughter's would-be rapist Lumberton grandpa shoots granddaughter's would-be rapist
5
Nurse Nina Pham declared free of Ebola, meets President Obama Nurse Nina Pham declared free of Ebola, meets President Obama
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback