Démocratie à la Russe - Putin continues his march to a consolidation of power

June 25, 2008 | 00:00

Démocratie à la Russe - Putin continues his march to a consolidation of power

Russian president Vladimir Putin managed to consolidate his power in - heavily criticized - parliamentary elections in December. On March 2, he will most likely manage to repeat this act in the presidential elections. If both elections have something in common, it is that they cannot escape strict Kremlin control. No doubt Putin will also keep a tight control over the country’s energy resources.

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