Putin Chooses Successor

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Host Steve Inskeep discusses the man that Russian President Vladimir Putin has hand-picked to be his successor.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

The Russian leader who many Serbs are appealing to is about to leave his job, but that may not mean that he is leaving power. President Vladimir Putin is required by law to step down, but he's picked a candidate to replace him. And today that candidate says if he wins election, he wants Putin to stay in government in a new job - prime minister.

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