Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that no guidelines on the turnout in the presidential election in 2018 yet, reports .
“No guidelines no. While the theme of the upcoming presidential election is not on the agenda,” said Sands, answering the question, are there any guidelines on attendance and whether he agrees with the words of the Director of VTSIOM Valery Fedorov that low turnout will be the main risk of the presidential elections in 2018.
This statement Feder made in an interview. “The first risk is low turnout. Presidential elections — the only elections in Russia, which is critical for the stability of the system is the main source of its legitimacy,” — said Fedorov.
According to the Central election campaign (CEC), in the past presidential elections, which took place in March 2012, the turnout was 65,34%. For Vladimir Putin, then voted 63,60%, more than 45 million voters. Second place was taken by Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov (17,18%), the third— businessman Mikhail Prokhorov (7,98%).