Kremlin says no decisions stating that Putin could lead United Russia party

MOSCOW,  (TASS).No decisions have been made stating that Russian President Vladimir Putin could lead the United Russia Party, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday.

"There are neither steps, nor preparations nor decisions, so it is too early to talk about that," he said.

According to the Kommersant daily, citing some sources close to the Russian president's administration that Putin could lead United Russia’s list during the elections to Russia’s State Duma (lower house of parliament).

United Russia is the ruling and largest political party of Russia. As of 2018 it holds 335 (or 74.44%) of the 450 seats in the State Duma. United Russia members have constituted the majority of State Duma since 2007.

The United Russia party formed in December 2001 through a merger of the Unity and the Fatherland – All Russia parties. The United Russia party, along with A Just Russia party, supports the policy of Russian president Vladimir Putin. 

It remained the most popular party in the country ahead of the second-placed Communist Party at 19.19%.

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