Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that for an incumbent head of state in a certain country the best election campaign is his performance, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters when asked whether the Kremlin believed an election campaign should resemble a show, TASS reported.
"President Putin has always believed that for an incumbent head of state his performance is the best election campaign," Peskov emphasized. He noted that it was not the Kremlin’s purview to comment on election campaigns, adding that it would be more appropriate to pose this question to voters.
Peskov recalled that, during Putin’s election campaigns, the Russian president "was always very scrupulous about his program, his plans and painstaking in terms of conveying these plans to voters, to the public."
"You know that he does that exhaustively, either addressing people directly or communicating with representatives of various professions, social groups and so on, using the media. That is, the most important thing for Putin is specific results of specific endeavors, realistic plans a candidate comes up with for his election campaign. That has always been Putin’s political credo, and you know that this credo is highly sought after in our country and enjoys the population’s overwhelming support," Peskov stressed.