The Kremlin began preparations for the presidential elections in 2024

Baseline scenario

The Kremlin has begun preparations for the 2024 presidential election … Preliminary discussions on & nbsp; this topic began in the & nbsp; summer, said two acquaintances with & nbsp; the course of the discussion of the source of RBC. In & nbsp; in particular, it was said that & nbsp; the campaign should be planned not & nbsp; for & nbsp; a year, but & nbsp; in advance, says one of & nbsp; interlocutors of RBC.

At the & nbsp; meetings, where the issue of the presidential election was touched upon in one way or another, there was talk of a & nbsp; possible campaign by the incumbent President Vladimir Putin, both sources told RBC. “ Discussing a campaign with a & nbsp; certain candidate. There are no other options [at & nbsp; at the moment] & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; emphasized one of them.

At the same time, during the discussions in the Kremlin, it was never said that Vladimir Putin had already decided to go for a new term, both sources said.

Accordingly, there is no clarity at & nbsp; at the moment, whether & nbsp; is being prepared & nbsp; is a & nbsp; campaign by & nbsp; & nbsp; is in & nbsp; lack of other instructions, or & nbsp; and & nbsp; the leadership of the presidential administration has an understanding on & nbsp; this account, added one of & nbsp; sources RBC.

“Saving the people is one of the most important tasks”

Vladimir Putin himself has publicly said that & nbsp; has not yet & nbsp; made a decision, will & nbsp; whether & nbsp; to run for & nbsp; a new term in & nbsp; 2024. In & nbsp; the last time he said & nbsp; this was during the & nbsp; VTB Capital forum “ Russia is calling! ''.

“ In & nbsp; in accordance with the & nbsp; Constitution, I & nbsp; have the right to be elected for & nbsp; a new term. Will & nbsp; whether I & nbsp; do it or not, I & nbsp; while for & nbsp; myself have not yet & nbsp; decided. But & nbsp; the very existence of this right & nbsp; already stabilizes the internal political situation & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; said then the head of state.

The All-Russian vote on the & nbsp; amendments to the & nbsp; Constitution took place in the summer of 2020. The key one of them was the one proposed by State Duma Deputy Valentina Tereshkova, which allows Vladimir Putin to run for a new term.

In & nbsp; as a baseline scenario, the possibility of Vladimir Putin's nomination for a new term is now being considered, another source, familiar with & nbsp; discussion of the issue. According to & nbsp; he said, after the elections to the State Duma, which took place in & nbsp; September, the Kremlin set the task to analyze the course of the parliamentary campaign, to understand what mistakes were made and & nbsp; what, on the contrary, succeeded & nbsp; & mdash; with & nbsp; to use best practices in the & nbsp; presidential elections and & nbsp; to avoid repeating certain wrong steps.



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