The Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist party Gennady Zyuganov has expressed confidence that the presidential election will be held before the scheduled date. He declared it on air of TV channel “Russia 24”.
“We have to do with us and against the background of American elections [to do] a very fundamental choice. Ahead of us presidential elections. All the yelling in 2018 will. Will see, they will be in 2017”, — said Zyuganov (quoted by “Interfax”).
Zyuganov later told RBC that in 2018 “situation for the party in power will be much worse.” According to him, “financial and economic crisis is compounded by” and the budget “completely empty”. “Next year we will have the last reserves of approximately trillion and in 2018, the situation is even more dramatic will be the new course was not offered,” he said. Therefore, “the situation will be forced to hold elections in 2017,” he added.
The Russian presidential election scheduled for March 2018. Before the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the issue of the postponement of the presidential elections is not on the agenda in the Kremlin.
Previously think about carrying out early presidential election was called for former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin. At the International economic forum in St. Petersburg in 2015, he expressed the view that structural reforms would be easier to carry out “with the new mandate of confidence.”
On the feasibility of early elections and said the businesses, in particular, the Commissioner for entrepreneurs ‘ rights Boris Titov. Last week, he said that real reform will be after the election, so the sooner they pass the better.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to questions about his participation in the upcoming elections stated, what to say about it “absolutely premature.” In March last year, Putin admitted that the President of Russia in 2018 may become a different person.