MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he saw no need in early presidential elections in Russia.
"Let me put it straight: it's possible but not necessary," Putin replied to a question if he thought Russia needed early elections.
Putin is widely expected to run for another presidential stint in elections scheduled for 2018.
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(Reporting by Katya Golubkova, Vladimir Soldatkin and Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Polina Devitt)