Russia election: Putin to run again for president

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Russia’s Vladimir Putin has said he will seek another term as president, in next year’s election.

He made the announcement in a speech to workers at a car factory in the Volga city of Nizhny Novgorod.

“I will put forward my candidacy for the post of president of the Russian federation,” he said.

Mr Putin has been in power since 2000, either as president or prime minister. If he wins next March’s election he would be eligible to serve until 2024.

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