The Kremlin is not currently discussing the possibility of postponing the presidential elections to be held in 2018. This was stated press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
“This is an absolute, so to say, scholasticism. Such question on the agenda is not as such, there is the usual work, quite tense,” — said Peskov (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).
Earlier, the President of the economic partnership “New economic growth” Mikhail Dmitriev in an interview expressed the opinion that the postponement of the presidential election in Russia is theoretically possible, but that solution is not the best because of the possible complications of the economic and geopolitical situation.
Previously think about carrying out early presidential election proposed by the former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin, speaking at the International economic forum in St. Petersburg in June 2015. In his opinion, “with the new mandate of trust” would be easier to carry out structural reforms.
To the same question addressed by business representatives. Commissioner for entrepreneurs ‘ rights Boris Titov last week, said that real reform will be after the election, so the sooner they pass the better. Titov, who heads the Party of growth, said that the party has not yet decided on the nomination of a candidate for election.
The President Vladimir Putin in an interview with Bloomberg in early September, said his successor should be “a young man, but Mature”.
To the question about his participation in the presidential race Putin replied that talking about it was “absolutely premature.” In March last year, Putin admitted that the President of Russia in 2018 may become a different person.
The previous presidential elections in Russia took place in 2012. Voted for Putin 63.6% of voters.