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No plans to run for Presidency in 2016: Hillary Clinton
PTI
Washington, January 31, 2013
First Published: 00:42 IST(31/1/2013)
Last Updated: 00:45 IST(31/1/2013)

Virtually putting to rest all speculations about her contesting the next US Presidential elections, outgoing secretary of state Hillary Clinton has said she has “absolutely” no such plans and is just focusing on finishing her term in office.


 

“Well, I have absolutely no plans to run (for Presidency). Right now, I am trying to finish my term as secretary of state,” she told CNN in an interview, when asked about reports of her contesting the elections in 2016.

“I don’t know everything I’ll be doing. I’ll be working on behalf of women and girls, and hopefully be writing and speaking. Those are the things that I am planning to do right now.”

Clinton said she does not know what the new life entails for her Monday onwards, when there are no appointments for her.

Clinton said she had been talking to her colleagues who had earlier been in the government to know from them the necessary adjustments that are required in life after leaving a job.

“So when I wake up to have the luxury of nowhere to go, nothing to do, no frantic call about calling some leader about some crisis, I’m interested to see how that goes. It’s going to be fun to talk it through and figure out what our next adventures might be,” Clinton said.


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