President Vladimir Putin said he would not run for reelection in 2008. Stability is the key element in the strengthening of present-day Russian statehood, he said. “There is no other way to ensure stability in this country, the society than stable laws, including the fundamental law – the constitution. So, I will not change the constitution under any circumstances,” Putin said in an interview with the Fox News U.S. television channel.
“You want me to solemnly swear and repeat the words I have said 99 times for the 100th time. I think my answers have been clear enough,” he said.
“I have already told you that I will not,” he said in answer to another question if he would run for reelection, reported Itar-Tass