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Russian President Won't Seek Third Term (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Oct, 31 2005 @ 04:50 PM
On the 31st of October, in an interview with Dutch media President Vladimir Putin said he "won't seek a third term" in 2008. Meaning he will not break the Russian constitution to prolong his ability to stay, however saying he will hold office till a new President is sworn in.
President Vladimir Putin said Monday he won't seek a third term in 2008, but vowed not to allow "destabilization" in Russia following the vote, leaving the door open for drastic action in the event of a crisis.

In an interview with Dutch media on the eve of a visit to the Netherlands, Putin reiterated that he opposes changing the constitution to prolong his time in power — a possibility that has been widely discussed because his popularity and control over parliament.

But Putin said that the 2008 presidential election will be a "serious, difficult test for Russia" and stressed that full power and responsibility for the fate of the country will remain in his hands until the new president is sworn in.

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Interesting news, Putin is widely seen by many as a leading figure in World Politics - one that seems to have massive support both in Government and from the Russian people. Able to hold a "tough" alliance with the United States, China and Europe while re-building Russia after the U.S.S.R.

Although I do not trust the man or many of his actions I do fear what he will do if he doesn't see the President as "good enough". I also fear what path Russia might take as it begins to get even stronger. We live in strange times, soon with 3 or even 4 Nation's as strong powers.

Something which hasn't existed for a long time - pre-world war two.

posted on Nov, 1 2005 @ 08:11 AM
This seems to deflate all talk about him destroying democracy over there and installing himself as a new world king. I find it surprising myself!

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