Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov evasively answered the questions of journalists about the presidential elections in 2018. In response to the request to inform the team that will reform after the election, Peskov said: “This will decide who is elected President, and who will be appointed Chairman of the government”.

The representative of the Kremlin on Friday, June 2, spoke at the traditional Breakfast Sberbank at the St. Petersburg international economic
forum (SPIEF), in which almost half of the participants expressed the view that the success of reforms will depend on the arrival of new persons. Peskov made clear that he is full of optimism about the future of the country. As reported by “Interfax”, the press Secretary of the President emphasized that “everything will continue to work as worked, and, most likely, all will be well.”

As it became known yesterday, the election of a new President in Russia will be held on March 18, 2018, the anniversary of the accession of Crimea to Russia. Vladimir Putin has not yet said whether he will participate in the elections. In a recent interview with French newspaper Le Figaro on 30 may, he called a premature question about the candidates in the upcoming elections.

Earlier Dmitry Peskov said to reporters that while there was no election campaign, no: according to him, the Kremlin “under normal operation”. “You see the President’s schedule, and, accordingly, no such thought, no such plans”, – he said.

Meanwhile, some candidates have already announced their intention to run for President. First this was announced by the opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Opposition supporters have opened more than 40 regional headquarters, despite the fact that can prevent a suspended sentence in the “case “Kirovec”. About the plans to nominate his candidacy in the upcoming elections, also said the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky and the founder of “Yabloko” Grigory Yavlinsky.

According to the results published 29 may survey , “Levada-Center” for Vladimir Putin is ready to vote 63% of Russians. Among those who have already made their choice, the level of support Putin has reached 82%. All the other possible contenders for the post far behind. Zhirinovsky ready to vote 6% for Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov – 3%. The candidacy of Navalny would support 2%. For the leader of the faction “Fair Russia” in the State Duma Sergei Mironov and Grigory Yavlinsky is ready to vote on the 1%.

The renewed team after the election will depend on the elected President, Peskov said 02.06.2017

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