The press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that she would like Vladimir Putin’s candidacy for another presidential term. He said this in the program Hard Talk on BBC which will be shown January 21. Excerpts from it results on Friday, January 20, RIA Novosti.
“Even during our first interview in 2004, I told you that as a citizen of the Russian Federation I hope he makes the decision to go for a new term,” — said Peskov.
Speaking about participation in the presidential elections of 2018 Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin’s spokesman expressed confidence that Russia would benefit from the availability of experienced opposition that is able to compete with Putin. At the same time, Peskov noted that he did not have the right to decide whether to allow Navalny to campaign. “To guarantee or not to guarantee it can only be our head of Central election Commission”, — he reminded.
In December 2016 during a press conference, Putin promised to tell you whether it will participate in the election of a new President in 2018, when the “time is ripe”. “I’m going to look at what is happening in the country, in the world. And based on what we’ve done, based on what we can do as we must do, a decision will be made about my participation or non-participation in future elections of the President of the Russian Federation”, — said the head of state.
The founder of the Fund of struggle against corruption Alexei Navalny has announced plans to run for the presidency December 13.
In Russia, the President is elected for six years on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot. The next presidential elections will be held in March 2018.
Putin, who is now 64, took over as President in 2000 and reelected in 2004. After that, he headed the government of the country, and in 2012 again took the position of head of state.