Dmitry Peskov: there is no question of Vladimir Putin's successor on the agenda, three years before the elections The Kremlin spokesman assured that the administration does not discuss the issue of the 2024 elections
There are no talks about the transit of power, this issue is not on the agenda either, “ there is a lot of ongoing work, '' said presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov in an interview with Tina Kandelka on RTVi. She published fragments of it on her Telegram channel.
“ There are still three years before the elections. This issue is not on the agenda. Surely in due time, the president will voice preferences about a possible successor, but who will be the president, we know & mdash; the one for whom the people will vote '', & mdash; said Peskov.
“ The next president will know who. The one for whom you and I will vote, that is, the Russians '', & mdash; emphasized the Kremlin spokesman. At the same time, he acknowledged that Putin may have “ sometime his own preferences '' and he will surely “ recommend someone. ''
In October 2021, Putin at the end of the plenary session of the Russian Energy Week forum answered a similar question in an interview with CNBC host Headley Gamble. She asked the head of state what he thinks of his successor and if he really wants to remain in the presidency until his 84 years. “ No, I prefer not to answer such questions, this is my traditional answer. There is still a lot of time before the next elections, '' & mdash; he said.
Putin stressed that conversations on this topic destabilize the situation. “ The situation must be calm, stable, so that all authorities, all state structures work confidently, calmly look into the future, '' & mdash; the president noted. He added that the constitution allows him to run for the next term. “ But no decisions have been made on this score yet, '' & mdash; noticed Putin.
During the Straight Line On June 30, 2021, Putin announced that the time will come when he will be able to name a worthy candidate for the presidency. “ My responsibility is to provide recommendations to those people who will apply for the presidency. And this is the case in all countries of the world. I do not know of any exceptions. And of course, the time will come, and I hope I will be able to say that such and such a person, in my opinion, deserves to lead such a wonderful country as our motherland Russia, '', '' mdash; Putin said.
The State Duma passed a law on March 24, 2021 to implement the amendments to the Constitution adopted in the summer of 2020, which allow Putin to re-nominate himself for the presidency in 2024.
By law, one and the same person cannot be president of Russia more than twice. However, according to one of the amendments, this restriction no longer applies to those who served as head of state before the entry into force of the amendments to the Constitution. Thus, Putin's terms were “ set to zero. ''
Among the new requirements for the president, & mdash; age not younger than 35 years, period of residence in Russia not less than 25 years and lack of foreign citizenship or residence permit in the past. An exception is made if foreign territories, the citizenship of which the presidential candidate had, became part of Russia.
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