Kremlin: Putin's ‘successor’ not on the agenda, everyone engaged in hard work

Kremlin: Putin
# 24 October 2019 17:16 (UTC +04:00)

The end of Vladimir Putin’s presidential term is still far down the road, so no one in the Kremlin is mulling over his possible successor, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, APA reports citing TASS.

"The presidential election is still far away. We are at the initial stage of the president’s tenure," he noted. "That’s why no one is thinking about that [a potential successor]. At present, everyone is working diligently."

On the issue of the presidential tenure, Putin is guided by the Russian constitution and not the age, Peskov told reporters when asked, which age Putin thinks to be a threshold for him to serve as president.

"President’s work is regulated by the Russian constitution," the Kremlin spokesman recalled. "His [Putin’s] vision is to follow the constitution."

The Russian constitution does not set out a mandatory age-limit to serve as president, while stating that a person should be older than 35. It also places a restriction on serving as Russian president for more than two tenures in a row.