Putin says early presidential elections in 2017 possible

15:00, 23 December 2016
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Russian President Vladimir Putin considers "inappropriate" to hold early presidential elections in 2017 but at the same time admits they are possible.


A journalist of The Wall Street Journal asked whether it was possible to hold early presidential elections next year.

"It is possible, but inappropriate," Putin answered at a press conference in Moscow. "In what country?" he added.

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