Vladimir Putin will go to the next presidential election in 2018 as the independent candidate. This option is in the Kremlin is considered a priority, but the final decision will be made by the head of state himself, in mass media.
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Discuss the format of participation of Putin in the upcoming elections, writes “RBC”. As close to the Kremlin source, and a source in United Russia called logical possible participation policy in elections as the independent candidate. The first says that the popular support for Putin is wider than that of the ruling party, the second notes that the President is trying not to show the proximity to “ER.”
The advantages and possible disadvantages of self-promotion was discussed at the meetings with experts in the political block of the Kremlin, with the leadership of “United Russia” was not discussed, the newspaper writes. Has formed the opinion that this is the best option, the Kremlin regards it as a priority claim referred to the source of RBC Federal official.
They all say that the final word in any case will be over by Putin himself.
As told the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov, while the format of self.
If Putin will go to elections without the “United Russia”, about his participation in the presidential campaign, he may declare the event in the “people’s format” with the participation of members of the public, the newspaper notes. One such opportunity is the “Forum actions” all-Russia people’s front.
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Putin twice went to the polls as an independent candidate (in 2000 and 2004), and in 2011 was nominated for the presidency as the candidate of “United Russia”.