Source Pravda.Ru

President Putin said he would not run for reelection in 2008

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