Medvedev has ruled out his participation in the presidential elections

Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev earlier held a post of the head of state has no plans to participate in presidential elections in March 2018. It is reported RIA Novosti on Thursday, November 30.

“For me personally, in the current political period, in the current political season, I themselves as such do not see. But, of course, I will continue,” — said Medvedev.

He added that in the case of the nomination of the incumbent President Vladimir Putin, “United Russia” will support his candidacy. “(…) Unconditionally and unequivocally our party and I personally as the Chairman of the party will fully support, because we believe that he is a successful President who leads our country,” — said Medvedev.

The next presidential elections will be held in March 2018, the campaign is supposed to start in December. To date, about presidential ambitions announced presenters Ksenia Sobchak and Catherine Gordon, the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the Chairman of the CPRF Gennady Zyuganov and businessman Sergei Polonsky. President Vladimir Putin has not yet announced plans to participate in the campaign. In June, he said that the successor to the head of state can choose only Russian people.

Dmitry Medvedev was President from 2008 to 2012. After the inauguration, he said that the priority for a new position considers “the further development of civil and economic freedoms, the creation of new civilian capabilities.” He also promised that he would work with full return of forces, and as President and as a person.