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Russia's ruling party says to back Putin if he seeks new term

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Russia's ruling party says to back Putin if he seeks new term

Russia's ruling party says to back Putin if he seeks new term
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's ruling United Russia party will support President Vladimir Putin if he decides to run for a new term in office, its leader, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, said on Thursday. Putin, 65, has so far kept silent on whether he plans to seek a fourth term in a presidential election due in March 2018. "Our party, and I personally, will support him in this in every possible way," Medvedev said in an interview with Russian television channels broadcast live. "Because we believe that he is a successful president who is leading our country." (Reporting by Polina Nikolskaya; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Gareth Jones)
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