Medvedev reiterates interest in next presidential election

16:49, April 24, 2010      

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Saturday reiterated his interest to participate in the next presidential election.

"If it is necessary for my country and for the maintaining of the course formed in recent years (I mean during the period when Vladimir Putin was head of state and the period when I am the head of state), I do not rule out absolutely anything for me, including participation in the elections," Medvedev said in an interview with Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten.

"But several conditions are required for it -- first, at least results of my work must be acceptable for our citizens. And we must be orientated to achieve the result, but not just participate. So, we will see," the Kremlin website quoted Medvedev as saying.

Both Medvedev and Putin, who is prime minister now, have said previously that they might vie for presidency in the 2012 presidential election.

Medvedev is scheduled to visit Norway and Denmark on April 28-29.

Source: Xinhua


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