Medvedev may seek presidency in future

Jan. 25, 2012 at 10:28 AM
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MOSCOW, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday he isn't ruling out running for president again in the future.

Medvedev told journalism students at Moscow State University he "never said I would not stand again" especially since he is only 46 years old, the Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported.

"That is such a serious age to abstain from further political battles," he said at the campus meeting. "But this time I have definitely decided not to stand."

Medvedev said the decision made sense politically.

He said he chose not to seek a second term because Vladimir Putin, the current prime minister who served two terms as president previously, had a better chance of being elected the March presidential election.

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