Dmitry Peskov: Kremlin is interested in the emergence of new politicians


RIA Novosti

“Of course, let’s just say the emergence of new politicians, skilled politicians, talented politicians, charismatic politicians, it is in the interest of all,” said Mr Peskov, in response to the question “Kommersant FM”.

“Opposition parties and parliamentary factions are responsible for making the decision about who will participate from them in the presidential elections. It is not the prerogative of the Kremlin is to determine of these candidates,”— said Dmitry Peskov.

Previously RBC wrote that the Duma opposition parties decided on the candidates after consultations with the Kremlin and decided that selections from them will be already known and familiar leaders.

We will remind, about intention to participate in presidential elections of 2018, said the co-founder of the “Yabloko” Grigory Yavlinsky, an opposition politician Alexei Navalny, the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky. Vladimir Putin about his nomination is not stated, but his press Secretary Dmitry Peskov expressed the hope that he will take part in the elections.

Two days ago, Gennady Zyuganov said that he wants to participate in the presidential campaign as a candidate for “all state-Patriotic forces”, and not just from the Communist party. The Communist leader admitted that the coalition may nominate for election not him.

Read more about the nomination to participate in presidential elections read in the material “Kommersant”, “Gennady Zyuganov, gathered with Patriotic forces.”