“Rain”: the Kremlin has rejected the idea of early presidential elections because of the victory trump
The Russian government rejected the idea of holding early presidential elections, turned out the TV channel “Rain”. The Kremlin worked out electoral plan a year early if elected, Hillary Clinton head of state in the United States, but after its defeat, the scenario has become irrelevant, according to the channel, citing informed sources.
The interlocutors of journalists said that the Kremlin had discussed the plan to hold elections of the President of Russia is not in March 2018, will officially expire when the term of office of Vladimir Putin, and a year earlier – in the spring of 2017. However, as it became known to television, from idea was abandoned after November 8, at the election of the President of the United States won the Donald trump.
Script “parole” would be relevant in case of a victory to Hillary Clinton, who sharply criticized the Russian authorities and could try to undermine the situation in Russia before elections, explained in the presidential administration of the Russian Federation.
In the Kremlin considered and the economic rationale of postponing the elections because of the deteriorating economic situation, Putin’s rating may be reduced. At present, however, in presidential administration do not see preconditions for radical reduction of the rating of the President, said the channel’s senior Federal official.
Last week Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov saidthat presidential elections could be held earlier than planned. In the broadcast channel “Russia 24″, he explained: “we Have the presidential elections. All the yelling in 2018 will. Will see, they will be in 2017″. Zyuganov explained that the “fundamental choice” to do “attitude and against the background of American elections”. More detailed explanations of the leader of the Russian Communists did not give.
On 7 November, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov saidthat the question of the postponement of the presidential elections from March 2018 to September 2017 in the Kremlin do not discuss. “This is an absolute, so to say, scholasticism. Such question on the agenda is not as such, there is the usual work, quite tense. In the Kremlin there are discussions there,” he explained.
In late September, rumors about the postponement of presidential elections in 2017, has denied the head of the CEC of Russia Ella Pamfilova. Commenting on the planned draft budget allocation of the Central election Commission of 15 billion rubles in 2017, she said: “Nothing like that, it’s normal budgetary process… I know nothing about any early election.”
Early presidential elections in analogy with the parliamentary was offered in June of 2015, a former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin to accelerate the programme of reforms in the country. According to him, “the new program changes are easier to conduct, with the mandate to carry it out”. In the state Duma then criticized this idea and accused Kudrin of attempting to destabilize society.
On the possibility of early elections, the President said, and other experts. In June 2015, Russian economist Yevgeny Gontmakher in the column for the “Vedomosti” newspaper wrote about a possible postponement of presidential elections a year early, explaining that the deterioration of the socio-economic situation in the country and the possibility of personnel shifts in the government and the state Duma.
Commissioner for the protection of the rights of entrepreneurs, the leader of the Party of growth Boris Titov 31 October noted that the earlier election of the President of Russia, the better for Russian business: “If to speak about my opinion, that real reform will be after the election, so the sooner the elections are held, the better” (quoted by “Vedomosti”).
In September 2016 in an interview with Bloomberg, the incumbent President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has declaredthat has not yet made a decision to participate in the election campaign and added that the future President should be young enough and at the same time “Mature”.