MOSCOW, January 13. Candidates for deputies of the state Duma must not fall victim to populism and give impossible promises. Asked the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, speaking at a meeting of the Gaidar forum, Recalling that this year in Russia will hold elections to the lower house of Parliament.
Russia faces Duma elections under the new rules and in the conditions of economic crisis
“Against the backdrop of economic hardship, the temptation is great to slip into populism, speculation on sensitive to voters issues,” he said.
“To make promises about a brighter future is easy, but a promise is a promise,” he said.
“Only a Mature political forces able to hear people, feel their needs and match them with the capabilities of the state,” said Medvedev. “Only such a rational and responsible politician has a right to exist”, – he said.
Gaidar forum. Text translation