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Medvedev proposes Putin for President

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has proposed his Prime Minister and former head of state Vladimir Putin as a candidate for the country’s 2012 election.

The announcement came out of a congress of the United Russia party.

Medvedev became President in 2008, because the law prevented Putin from standing for a third term. Many observers agree that Putin has been the power behind the Presidential throne since then.

Meanwhile, Putin has announced that Medvedev will become the country’s next Prime Minister.