Dmitry Medvedev: pole position in the presidential race

Marc Franco - the European Ambassador to Moscow - and State Duma deputy - Natalya Narochnitskaya - one of the leading figures in the Fair Russia party

Today we will talk about the Russia's ruling party nomination for the Presidential candidacy at the upcoming election. Four Russian parties, including the recent election winners - the United Russia, and Fair Russia, have nominated First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as a presidential candidate. With President Putin backing his candidacy, he has over the last night become the favourite to win the election in March.

Why is Dmitry Medvedev considered by the establishment to be the best candidate for the presidency? We will discuss it today with Marc Franco - the European Ambassador to Moscow - and State Duma deputy - Natalya Narochnitskaya - one of the leading figures in the Fair Russia party.