NEWSWATCH: “Putin Says Yet to Decide Whether to Run for President Again” – Reuters
“… Putin said on Friday he had not yet decided whether to run for re-election in 2018, but promised not to change the constitution to allow him to keep on running for Russia’s top political post indefinitely. …
Speaking during a question-and-answer session with school children in the Black Sea resort of Sochi which analysts said was designed to widen his support base among young people, Putin, 64, said: ‘Do I need to continue my work in this capacity – I haven’t decided yet.
‘I have not yet decided whether to leave my post as president or not. After I address this issue, I will think about what to do next.’
When asked whether he had a presidential successor in mind, Putin did not name any names ….”