Russian presidential elections

There are elections going on in Russia at the moment. Considering the developments in the political system of Russia in the last few years, they cannot be called democratic in any way. They seem to be part of the emerging so called “russian way to postmodernism”, that is openly authoritarian. Elections and electoral engineering are part of a complex system of electoral authoritarianism (Schedler) that evolved under Putins regency and reduced elections to plebiscitarian functions. As his close ally Dmitrij Medvedjew is supposed to be the winner of the elections, there are signs that this system will be stabilized and last for at least the next electoral term.

Kopfmaennchen are closely observing the elections and will come up with an in-depth analysis later this year. In Addition we hope to be able to provide a short analysis in the next few days.

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