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    A high-ranking government official has revealed that the next president of Russia may actually be a woman.

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that there are no obstacles that might deter a female candidate from becoming the president of Russia.

    "Regarding the issue of a female presidential candidate, the answer is very simple – the Constitution of the Russian Federation. It clearly defines who is eligible to run for the office of president of Russia," Peskov said.

    He further added that the constitution’s article which sets forth the eligibility requirements for serving as president of Russia does not discriminate against women and contains no mention of gender segregation of any kind.

    Earlier Sergei Mironov, leader of the ‘A Just Russia’ party, mentioned that some of their female members may in fact run for president in the next election.

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      lolhaha
      If this is true, then they had better be a hard-line candidate.

      Russia cannot afford to elect someone who is any less weak than Putin. In fact, they should be even stronger than Putin.
    • avatar
      kooka
      After my experiences with female leadership in Europe I am not very optimistic about it. Even I am a woman.
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      marcanhalt
      If so, she will only be a manager of the Motherland, not a builder of a nation. These kind end up with too much micromanaging, at best. From day one, her head would be spinning/
    • avatar
      Jackov
      Is Putin's daughter eligible?
    • MirDay
      Enough of this nonsense...unconsciously? writing about
      a Russian-style Killary wannabe. No thanks.
      Enjoy & be thankful for Pres. Vlad Putin.
    • siberianhusky
      Great find and get some non-compromising tuff as nails women to put the western world on notice that she is coming.
    • Capt'nSkippy !!!
      NO,NO,NO!!! One only needs to look at Thatcher, Merkel, Clinton and the thing we had in Australia, Julia Gillard. They have absolutely no idea!!! A woman to take over a position of statesman for Russia is laughable. Mr Lavrov would be a ideally a excellent choice but like Mr Putin, time is not on there side!!!
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      Falesteeni
      Jesus Christ Russia first of all the timing is or would be wrong , what is more important is the protection of the motherland above or else ! Believe is when I say the Zionist West want to bring Russia instability.. Russia needs Putin and the likes of Putin like an Umbrella maker needs rain !
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      earlw35
      If it is a woman that will be running Russia, hope she don't be no US/EU kiss up like Yeltsin, and Navlany, she hopefully will be just like Putin, and don't take no *&^% from no one in the West.
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