Medvedev Rules Out Competing Against Putin for Russia Presidency

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said he won’t run against President Vladimir Putin in the next presidential election.

“I believe this wouldn’t be correct,” Medvedev said in an interview with Bloomberg TV in Davos, Switzerland. “I think that would be impossible.”

Medvedev stepped aside last year as president to allow the Kremlin return of Putin, who kept power as prime minister for four years because of a constitutional ban on three consecutive presidential terms. The next election is scheduled for 2018.

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