Putin says December poll will give him more clout

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday he expected a parliamentary election on December 2 to give him “a moral right” to influence Russian politics after he steps down from his Kremlin post next year. Putin is heading the list of candidates for the key pro-Kremlin party United Russia in the poll. The party is likely to win an overwhelming majority of seats, according to opinion polls. Full Story

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