Only the people can elect the successor of President of Russia, and not the specific officials. This was stated by acting head of state Vladimir Putin.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said, who has the right to determine the successor of the President.
«The successor of the President only defines the Russian people, through democratic elections. And no one else,» quotes his words TASS.
So Putin responded to the speech of the Chairman of the Russian public organization disabled war in Afghanistan and military trauma «Disabled war» Andrei Chepurnov. He complained of the words of the Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Franz Klintsevich, which, as expressed by Chepurnoy, calls the name of the successor head of state.
Earlier, the Kremlin supported the initiative to discuss with the students the upcoming elections of the President of Russia. According to the press Secretary head of state Dmitry Peskov, the early discussion on this topic with the students of schools can be useful for social development.
Election of the President of Russia will be held in March 2018.
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The state Duma has approved the appointment of presidential elections on March 18