Matviyenko comments on rumors of her nomination as PM candidate

 Matviyenko comments on rumors of her nomination as PM candidate

Speaker of Russia’s Federation Council upper parliament house Valentina Matviyenko has refuted rumors that she is listed among potential prime ministers after the presidential elections in 2018.

"I never discuss any rumors. I never comment on them and never let myself by dragged into discussing them… There are no grounds for my name be put on that list. There are none and there will be none," Matviyenko said in an interview with the Izvestia daily.

She stressed that she is holding a position is of high responsibility and is working "with enormous interest." "We have a lot of tasks to be implemented and I will go on working with enthusiasm as long as I must," TASS cited the speaker as saying,

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