The Kremlin considers the nominations of several women for the role of “sparring partner” of Vladimir Putin in the presidential elections of 2018. About this “Vedomosti” citing a source in the presidential administration.
According to the newspaper, it is about five to seven possible candidates. Thus one of the sources said that the agreed on the candidacy of women who are not in the same party.
The interviewed experts have named the journalist Ksenia Sobchak “ideal”. In their view, it “demonstrates the image of a modern young woman who would like to go into politics”. In this “smart, bright, interesting” Sobchak “not at all corresponds to the” image “of the typical Russian woman.”
Among the other candidates “Vedomosti” named Chairman of the Social democratic women’s Union of Russia Natalia the Great, leader of the National parent Committee Irina Volynets and member of the Central Council of the party “Fair Russia” Irina Petelava.
According to interlocutors of the newspaper, the participation of women in elections will mitigate anger voters tired of Gennady Zyuganov, Vladimir Zhirinovsky and Grigory Yavlinsky.
Women have become candidates for the post of President of Russia. In 2000, “Civil dignity” was nominated Ella Pamfilova, who now heads the Central election Commission, and in 2004 from the “Union of right forces” in the elections was Irina Khakamada.