Bloomberg has named candidates to replace Medvedev after the presidential election
The sources of the Agency told about the hidden struggle for the appointment of a new head of government. Bloomberg notes that the choice of Prime Minister may be a signal about the choice of a successor to Putin.
After winning the presidential elections in 2018 Vladimir Putin (on the participation of the incumbent in elections yet to be announced. — RBC) will have to dissolve the government and to propose to Parliament a new candidate for the post of Prime Minister, made by the President of choice point to the one who, in his opinion, would have become his successor, said in the Bloomberg article.
According to Agency sources in the entourage of Putin, the upcoming election has provoked a revival of lobbyists advocating the replacement of the current head of the government Dmitry Medvedev a stronger Manager who will be able to “breathe new life into a choking economy.”
Possible candidates for the post of Prime Minister the sources referred to as Bank of Russia Chairman Elvira Nabiullina, mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin and the head of the Ministry of industry and trade Denis Manturov.
According to Bloomberg, a prominent business representatives and their allies in the ruling circles have already started discussing possible candidates for President with an eye on elections in 2024.
The situation is complicated by the fact that Putin himself about your choice is not yet announced.
For 17 years he, according to Bloomberg, pushed various groups in power, including law enforcement, advocating so-called “economic nationalism” and supporters of the easing of state control like Medvedev and his ally, former Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev.
Excited vs speaker case on charge in bribe extortion the head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin (the Minister was arrested November 15, 2016 at the office of “Rosneft” then Putin fired him in connection with loss of trust) Bloomberg experts believe further evidence of aggravation of political struggle. Thus from two sources, Bloomberg reported that Putin supported (or even initiated) the public announcement in court of record speaker with Sechin, the head of “Rosneft” was left extremely dissatisfied.