Friday, September 20, 2013

Russian President Putin Hints That He May Run For A Fourth Term

Former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon and Russian President Vladimir Putin during Valdai Club plenary session. © RIA Novosti. Mikhail Klimentiev

Russia’s Putin Says He May Seek 4th Term as President -- RIA Novsoti

VALDAI, Novgorod Region, September 19 (RIA Novosti) – In a playful exchange with France’s former prime minister, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday it was possible he would seek a fourth presidential term.

The exchange took place at the 10th annual meeting of the Valdai Club, a four-day, Kremlin-backed discussion forum bringing together several hundred Russian and foreign officials, scholars and other public figures in northwestern Russia.

During a question-and-answer session following Putin’s speech on Russia’s national identity, he asked former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon whether the latter planned to run for his country’s presidency; Fillon said he would reply only if Putin answered the same question – to which Putin said, “I don’t exclude [the possibility].”

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My Comment: My prediction is that he will run. I do not know if he will win .... the election is years from now and politics is always changing .... but if he was to run today he will probably end up with the same result .... winning the election but barely above 60%.

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