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Kremlin Says Not Yet Known If Putin Will Seek Re-election


FILE - Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Danang, Nov. 11, 2017.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday it was not yet known if Russian President Vladimir Putin will run for re-election when his term ends next year.

Peskov said Putin met former finance minister Alexei Kudrin to talk about a strategy for economic development up to 2024.

Asked if Kudrin was helping draft Putin's program for the next term, Peskov told reporters: "It is not yet known if Putin will run for the next presidential term."

The next six-year term expires in 2024.

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