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Putin to try and become Prime Minister

Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested Monday that he could possibly become the country’s next prime minister after his term runs out next March.

Putin announced his intentions to head the United Russia party’s list for election, according to Al Jazeera. The election will take place on December 2. By heading the list Putin is guaranteed a seat in the lower house of parliament.

According to the Russian constitution, Putin is not allowed to seek a third term as president in March, reports BBC.

Putin said that the possibility of him becoming prime minister "entirely realistic" but added that it was still "too early to think about it,? according to CNN.

"Two conditions must be met first - United Russia must win the election and a decent, capable and modern person with whom I work as a team should be elected as president," Putin said, according to BBC.