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    Over 60 percent of Germans regret that sitting US President Barack Obama is legally prohibited from running for presidency again, a public opinion poll commissioned by a German newspaper found Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Sixty-two percent of Germans said they wanted Obama to run for a third time, while 34 percent said they were not disappointed about Obama’s absence from the 2016 presidential race, a poll conducted for Bild am Sonntag by German pollster Emnid found.

    Only 4 percent said they wanted to see Republican nomination frontrunner Donald Trump succeed Obama as president of the United States, with 83 percent expecting the real estate mogul to fare worse than Obama.

    Obama, who is due to stand down after the November vote, said last month he hoped for a Democratic successor in the White House and a Democratic majority in the Senate. Two candidates are seeking Democratic nomination – Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former US State Secretary Hillary Clinton, who is in the lead.

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