The interest of Russians to the elections is the lowest in history, said, “Levada-center”

The interest of Russians to the elections is the lowest in history, said, “Levada-center”

MOSCOW, 25 Dec — RIA Novosti. The interest of Russians to the presidential elections in 2018 is at a minimum in the modern history of Russia, the Director of “Levada-center” Lev Gudkov.

“Interest in the elections is the lowest for the time of electoral. High interest were in 1991 in a completely different situation, so there and the turnout was… the downward Trend of interest in the elections and participation are very stable and can be traced for approximately the last 10 years in the elections,” Gudkov said during the roundtable “what is the meaning of the presidential elections 2018 in Russia?” he said.

A sociologist among the factors of low interest in the elections noted “the lack of intrigue, there is a clear understanding that opponents and critics of the regime will not allow to participate.”

“Those who are dissatisfied with the situation in the country, they just don’t come to the polls. Therefore, relatively speaking, a willingness to come to the polls and expressed only those who really, really supports Putin and state dependent, dependent administrative groups — about a little more than half of the population. In any case, even in comparison with the previous elections of 2011, this is a significant decline in interest,” — said Gudkov.

As a result, he continued, “it is real” will be the level of 75% support Putin in the elections-2018.

Regular elections of the President of Russia will take place on March 18, 2018, the election campaign officially started on 18 December.