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Monday, October 1, 2007
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Via the BBC: BBC NEWS | Europe | Putin eyes prime minister’s job

Russian President Vladimir Putin has raised the possibility of becoming a future prime minister by agreeing to enter the December parliamentary polls.

Mr Putin, who must leave office as president next year, said suggestions he might seek to become Russian prime minister were “entirely realistic”.

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The BBC’s Mike Sanders says Mr Putin’s announcement comes as a shock, but is the clearest indication yet that he is determined to stay at the centre of power in Russia.

Here’s a real political science-y, technical response: gee, ya think?

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