Parliamentary leader of A Just Russia party, Sergei Mironov, stated that his party will support the President Vladimir Putin during the 2018 presidential election, when speaking at the party congress, in Moscow on Monday. Mironov noted that the Presidium of the Central Council of A Just Russia party is set to propose to the Congress not to nominate its candidate but to support Putin. According... Еще to Mironov, «the overwhelming majority of supporters [of A Just Russia Party], including its members, support the current president. Around 90 percent of our supporters think that it is imperative that the next president [of the Russian Federation] will be Vladimir [Vladimirovich] Putin.» He went on to say that «it was crucial for us that Vladimir [Vladimirovich] Putin decided to run in the election not as a candidate of the United Russia party but as an independent. Thus, he appealed to the broad political and social forces of Russia, and we respond to it with the support of this candidate. We are going to back him.» 198 delegates reportedly took part at the pre-election congress of A Just Russia party.