March 20, 2012

The Sense of an Ending

Blatantly rigged elections are the easiest way for the Putin regime to mimic the authoritarian power it does not possess. December’s protests destroyed Putin’s reputation of being in control; even genuinely competitive elections would be unable to restore his legitimacy.

Blatantly rigged elections are the easiest way for the Putin regime to mimic the authoritarian power it does not possess. December’s protests destroyed Putin’s reputation of being in control; even genuinely competitive elections would be unable to restore his legitimacy.

  
www.eurozine.com/articles/2012-02-17-krastev-en.ht… © Stephen Holmes / Ivan Krastev / Institut für Wissenschaft vom Menschen
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