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YELTSIN DENIES THIRD-TERM ASPIRATIONS

Russian President Boris Yeltsin denied today that he had any intention of seeking a third term in the Kremlin in the year 2000.

"I will not present my candidacy for a third term," Yeltsin told reporters on his arrival in Strasbourg for a Council of Europe summit.

There were reports earlier this months that Yeltsin was holding the door open to another term.

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