Peskov declined to comment on the possibility of the participation of Medvedev in the presidential election


MOSCOW, November 16. /TASS/. Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that he could not as-or to comment on speculation about the possibility of the nomination of the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on presidential election in March 2018.

In an interview with reporters, he expressed surprise why the Kremlin address the question of whether the head of government may nominate his candidacy for the presidency. “Probably need [is] to ask Mr Medvedev. In fact, yesterday [Wednesday] Dmitry asked, asked a question, he answered it,” – said Peskov .

On Wednesday during a visit by Medvedev together with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin of the Voskresensky new Jerusalem monastery in Istra the correspondent of the newspaper Life asked the Prime Minister whether he plans to nominate his candidacy for the election. “This year there are no elections” – with a smile Medvedev said, without becoming to answer specific questions.

With irony the question discussed is whether Putin and Medvedev the possibility of participation of the head of the Cabinet of Ministers in elections, met and Sands. “I can’t answer your question. I don’t know how to answer your question. I only call you still, reading the Telegram-channels to keep the mind, wisdom, and irony,” – said the press Secretary of the head of state.

Election campaign at elections of the President of the Russian Federation officially should begin in the period from December 7 to December 17, the vote is expected to take place on 18 March. Russian President Vladimir Putin has not yet announced the decision to participate in the elections and talked about the intention to nominate his candidacy. Earlier the desire to participate in the presidential campaign already stated, in particular, the Chairman of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the founder of the party “Yabloko” Grigory Yavlinsky, head of the “Communists of Russia” Maxim suraykin, political scientist, head of center of social technologies Andrey Bogdanov, TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak, singer and human rights activist Catherine Gordon.

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