The President of Russia Vladimir Putin considers it premature to “electoral statements”, currently the Kremlin has a different agenda, said the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov. Earlier, referring to two Federal officials wrote that preparations for the presidential elections of 2018 is underway in the Kremlin with the expectation that Putin will take part in them.
“President Putin himself has repeatedly said that it was premature to make any electoral statements, any statements he is still not done,” he said, commenting on reports “Interfax”, the publication . “While there is still sufficient time before the start of the electoral campaign, yet the agenda of the other”, — said Peskov.
As said a Federal official, all “based on the fact that the chief [Putin] will go to the polls and understand that this will be his last term.” “Nothing to change for themselves to stay and after 2024 (the end of the next term), he will not” — said the source . “I have no doubt that he [Putin] will participate,” — said another interviewee .
At a meeting in the Kremlin, said his party, the first Deputy head of the Kremlin administration Sergei Kiriyenko spoke about the fact that it’s not just the election of Putin, but what will happen after the election, namely, the formation of the agenda of its next period. The agenda, made it clear Kiriyenko, not less important than technology to get the desired result. “From Kiriyenko was clear that we are talking about the last time Putin”, — summed up the interlocutor .
In addition, said a source in the presidential administration confirmed a source close to the Kremlin, meetings with the participation of members of the political block of the Kremlin and experts discussed several options of a successful election. In particular, elections should be held legitimate, and Putin needs to get more votes than during the previous campaigns, both in percentage and in absolute terms.