Kremlin foresees new Russian President to be Putin-like

Written by Henrik Rothen

Nov.18 - 2023 1:27 PM CET

Kremlin foresees Putin-like successor in future Russian elections.

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Dmitry Peskov, the spokesperson for Russian President Vladimir Putin, has expressed his belief that Russia's next leader will either be similar to Putin or "different, but the same."

This statement was reported by TASS, a Kremlin-aligned Russian news outlet.

Peskov, when asked about the desired characteristics of Putin's successor, succinctly responded that the next president should be "the same."

He further elaborated that even if the next president is different, they would still resemble Putin in certain aspects.

Although Peskov speaks of a 'different' president than Vladimir Putin, he has no doubt that Putin will win the upcoming election.

According to the 2008 amendment in the Russian Federation, the presidential term was set to six years, applicable to presidents elected post-2012.

The 2020 amendments to the Russian Constitution allow Putin to run for the presidency two more times, starting in 2024.

The next presidential elections in Russia are scheduled for March 2024. While Putin has not officially announced his candidacy, media speculation suggests he might declare his intention to run for office around November-December.

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