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Russia’s Putin Won’t Seek Third Term

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. Full Story

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