Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he had not decided whether he will run for presidency in 2018, reports RIA “Novosti”.
At the plenary session of the forum “Russian energy week” one of the moderators of the discussion asked the head of the Russian Federation, if he decided, against whom he will run.
“No, I haven’t decided, not only, against whom I am running, I have not decided whether I will stand in General”, – said Putin.
He explained that “the law in late November – early December should be declared the presidential campaign.” “I think that by this time, the main contenders for it [their participation] will say, publicly announce and publicize their election programs,” suggested Putin.
We will remind, the head of state all the time out to answer whether he would participate in the presidential elections of 2018. That he decided or still early to tell, Putin has said more than once. And before the direct line with the President in June, it was reported that it would not affect their participation in the upcoming elections, it just happened. However, the media write that the work in the presidential administration on forming his campaign concept a long time coming. Presidential elections scheduled for March 17, 2018.
Some candidates have already announced their intention to run. First this was announced by the opposition leader Alexei Navalny, plans to run also have the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky and the founder of “Yabloko” Grigory Yavlinsky.