Russian President Vladimir Putin will be able to speak in the Duma on 22 June. according to “Kommersant”, citing sources in the lower house of Parliament and the presidential administration. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, answering the question, also did not exclude the visit of Putin to the state Duma next week. The last session of the sixth convocation of the state Duma on 24 June.
According to the interlocutor of “Kommersant” in the presidential administration, Putin in his speech in the state Duma will thank deputies for the work done, will say the role of Parliament in the country’s life and give advice for the future.”
As noted, “Kommesant that Vladimir Putin is “closed” the convocation of the state Duma in November 2011. When Putin was appointed Prime Minister, and has held the Congress of “United Russia” on which it was decided that Dmitry Medvedev will head the party list in the Duma elections, and Vladimir Putin will again run for President.
Medvedev’s participation in the closing of the Duma of the convocation this year is not planned. “He’s already thanked them [the deputies] for the work when performed with the annual report, — explained the press-Secretary of Prime Minister Natalia Timakova.
According to first Deputy Chairman of the faction “Fair Russia” Mikhail Emelyanov, on the eve of elections Putin is trying to mobilize people, to maintain the status of the Duma, it is not very high, generously sharing their rating.
According to a recent study by the Levada center, the rating of “United Russia” shows a sharp drop. According to the survey, which was conducted during the period may 27-30, for the ruling party was ready to vote 35% of the total number of respondents. This is significantly below the levels at which a rating was recorded during the year. In April United Russia was going to maintain 42% of respondents. In February, the readiness to vote for the ruling party expressed 40%.