United Russia party to reveal presidential candidate shortly
President Putin headed the party's list in last Sunday's parliamentary election. United Russia went on to win a landslide victory, giving it a huge majority in the State Duma.
Valentina Matvienko, the Governor of St. Petersburg and a party member, said before any announcement is made, the candidacy will be discussed at length during party meetings.
Registration of candidates for the March 2 presidential election will be completed on January 16.