Vladimir Zhirinovsky, on Saturday, February 4, was re-elected head of the liberal democratic party, announced its intention to participate in presidential elections in 2018. About it reports “Interfax”.
“We will participate, and, most likely, I will be the candidate from LDPR on these elections. It will be the sixth time”, — the politician said at the party Congress.
He noted that no one in Europe so many times did not put forward his candidacy for presidential elections. “If we had the same conditions like in America, I would have won, as [Donald] trump,” — said Zhirinovsky.
Speaking about his re-election as head of the liberal democratic party, he admitted that the leadership of the party in the future may change. “The time will come, and at the party Congress other names will be in the Bulletin for election of the President and the Supreme Council. We should not be closed, should not be eternal posts of the same persons”, — said the politician.
In Russia, the President is elected for six years on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot. The next presidential elections scheduled for 2018. Whether to nominate a candidate the acting head of state Vladimir Putin, is still unknown.