Putin to Consider New Presidential Bid – WSJ.com

In an electric four-hour solo performance on live television, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said he will think about whether to reclaim the presidency — one of the strongest signals yet that he may run again for Russia’s top office in 2012.

Mr. Putin, who also vowed that Russia would step up its efforts against terrorism, spoke during a question-and-answer show on television and radio that highlighted his dominance of Russia’s political scene.

“I will think about it, there is still enough time,” Mr. Putin said when asked whether he will run in the next election.

“Don’t hold your breath,” Mr. Putin told another person who asked whether he was planning to leave politics.

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