Russia's ruling party seeks Putin's 'ultimate victory' at 2018 election

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Posted: Dec 23, 2017 6:55 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's ruling party United Russia wants the "ultimate victory" of President Vladimir Putin at the presidential election in March 2018, party head and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Saturday.

Medvedev told an annual gathering of United Russia that the party would give Putin "all possible support" now and in the future.

Putin is widely expected to win the 2018 election and secure his fourth six-year stint as president.

(Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Edmund Blair)