Peskov: Putin has not yet announced, will go on elections as the independent candidate

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has not yet announced whether he will go for 2018 elections as an independent candidate, said press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

«While the President of its decision was not announced. As soon as the President decides as a future candidate, you’ll hear it, you know it first», — said Peskov told reporters, answering the question, is there any official position regarding the nomination of the President.

Last week Putin announced his intention to run for the upcoming presidential election.

Regular elections of the President of Russia will be held on 18 March 2018. The campaign should start as early as December 2017, the election can officially be announced this week — up to 17 December inclusive.

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