Matvienko said that there is no reason to include it in the number of applicants for the post of Prime Minister

MOSCOW, October 12. /TASS/. The speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko called rumors messages about the fact that it includes a number of those who can lead the Cabinet of Ministers after the presidential elections in 2018. She stressed that there is no reason to call her name in this series.

“I never discuss rumors. I never comment and are not drawn into the discussion….There is no reason that my name sounded in this series. They are not and never will be”, – said Matvienko in interview to the newspaper “Izvestia” published on Thursday.

The Federation Council speaker stressed that now occupies a very responsible position and works “with great interest”. “We have a lot of tasks that need to implement, and I with the same enthusiasm, the same drive will work as long as I will be charged”, – said the Chairman of the upper house of Parliament.