That Putin “calls the shots”, to ensure victory in the presidential elections in 2018 by a large margin, Bloomberg reported, citing five sources familiar with the matter. One of the sources indicates that to lead the election campaign of Putin after he announced its intention to participate in elections, will be ex-the head of Rosatom and the current Deputy head of the presidential administration Sergei Kiriyenko. According to the source Agency, about his participation in the elections, Putin is likely to be announced in 2017.
According to sources Bloomberg, “mandate” Kiriyenko applies not only to the election period. The Deputy head of the presidential administration, who oversees domestic policy, will have to abandon the conservative principles in Russian politics that dominated political system in recent years, making this without threats to stability.
Kiriyenko has held the post of Deputy head of the presidential administration in early October, replacing Vyacheslav Volodin, who took the post of the speaker of the state Duma of the new convocation. Before Kiriyenko in different years was head of Rosatom, the presidential Plenipotentiary envoy in the Volga Federal district and the Prime Minister.