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The majority of Russians (80%) believe that the President of Russia Vladimir Putin will run for a new presidential term in 2018, should the data from the survey of the public opinion Foundation (FOM) published on Friday.
According to the data, 80% of respondents expressed the view that Putin will run for Russian President in 2018, 9% of respondents believe that will not, and 12% were undecided.
Almost half of Russians (46%) stated that the negative would have taken Putin’s statement that he would not run for another presidential term; 35% would have accepted such a statement without much emotion, and 14% said they would have taken it positively.
The Russian presidential election to be held in 2018. About his plans to run for already stated the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky. In February 2016, the party «Yabloko» decided on the nomination of Grigory Yavlinsky as its presidential candidate. Also about their intention to participate in the race, said the opposition leader Alexei Navalny, sentenced probation in the case about the theft of «Kirovles», but, according to many legal experts, the verdict, most likely, will not allow him to run. In «Fair Russia» declared that will decide how you will conduct the campaign in March-April and their candidate nominated at the party Congress in the autumn.
On the question of the participation of Putin in the 2018 campaign, his press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the presidential election is not on the Kremlin agenda. He also said that no decisions about the transfer of the single voting day 2017 and presidential elections in Russia yet.