Russian voters can see a female face on the ballot in the presidential elections in 2018. Several sources in the Kremlin told the Vedomosti newspaper about the plans to nominate the representative of the beautiful half of humanity, the opponent of Vladimir Putin. This information was confirmed by experts. The sources said that the ideal candidate is Ksenia Sobchak.
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The fairer sex can compete with Vladimir Putin in the presidential race next year. In the administration of the Russian President are working on this idea. About it the newspaper “Vedomosti” said informed sources in the Kremlin. The publication also this information was confirmed by experts.
“Vedomosti” named some names of women politicians who can appear on the ballot. However, an ideal candidate in the Kremlin consider TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak, the newspaper claims.
“Ideal – Ksenia Sobchak, showing the image of a modern young woman who would like to go into politics, says another source close to the administration: intelligent, bright, interesting, but not in all corresponding to the image of a typical Russian woman, the question is – will decide whether it”, – says the publication.
Also in the “sparring partners,” Putin can recommend someone three representatives “Fair Russia”. More vsego the chances of the Chairman of the Social democratic Union of women of Russia Natalya Velikaya, head of the National parent Committee Irina Volynets and a member of the Central Council of “Fair Russia” Irina Petlevoy.
The newspaper asked the figurants of the list to Express their opinion on the matter. Irina Wolyniec could not be reached. Natalia Great called prospect of his participation in the presidential race is unlikely. According to her, to it nobody addressed with such a proposal. Irina Petelava also reported that a formal proposal, she did not, but it would be very interesting.
“There is a social demand on women in politics, it will increase the interest in predictable elections”, – said Irina Petelava.
The interviewed experts believe that the prospect for women’s participation in the presidential election next year is quite predictable, but the acute need for this. There is a danger that a candidate can switch the attention to themselves and take away the voice of all.
“If it is feminine the woman, she will soften fatigue and irritation of voters from Zyuganov, Zhirinovsky and Yavlinsky”, – the newspaper quotes the words of political scientist Mikhail Vinogradov.
In the history of Russia already there were cases when women applied for the presidency. Ella Pamfilova has gained just over 1% in the first election for Vladimir Putin in 2000. Four years later a representative of the SPS Irina Khakamada has enlisted the support of 3.84% of the voters.