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Putin’s re-election: a landslide victory or a forced win?

On Sunday, March 18, Vladimir Putin has been re-elected as President of Russia for the fourth time – getting more than 76% of the vote. The result of these elections being so predictable, how can it be analyzed? Is the majority of Russians convinced by the boldness of their leader, ruling the country since 18 years?

Many see in him the figure of levelheadedness, restoring Russia’s greatness, force, glory and dignity. But no one can deny Putin’s authoritarian attitude, his not-very-democratic governance in the exercice of power and the worrying repression against his opponents.

As always elections frauds are suspected but not significantly enough to call into question Putin’s landslide victory. Since there is no strong alternative, Russian people have choose historical continuity. For how long?

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  • Pismestrovic (Autriche / Austria)
    Putin’s re-election: a landslide victory or a forced win? - Pismestrovic (Autriche / Austria)
    "Crimea / Russia" - "Crimée / Russie"
  • Elchicotriste (Espagne / Spain), Cartoon Movement
    Putin’s re-election: a landslide victory or a forced win? - Elchicotriste (Espagne / Spain), Cartoon Movement
  • Debhume (Suisse / Switzerland), Vigousse
    Putin’s re-election: a landslide victory or a forced win? - Debhume (Suisse / Switzerland), Vigousse
    "Putin: 4th term's challenges"
  • Vadot (Belgique / Belgium), Le Vif
    Putin’s re-election: a landslide victory or a forced win? - Vadot (Belgique / Belgium), Le Vif
    "The scourge of doping in Russia" / "1st to 4th term"
  • Kurt (France)
    Putin’s re-election: a landslide victory or a forced win? - Kurt (France)
    "Elections in Russia: reports of irregularities" / "According to our last poll, Putin is re-elected with 135% of the vote..."
  • Gargalo (Portugal)
    Putin’s re-election: a landslide victory or a forced win? - Gargalo (Portugal)
  • Khalid Gueddar (Maroc / Marrocco)
    Putin’s re-election: a landslide victory or a forced win? - Khalid Gueddar (Maroc / Marrocco)
    "Elections 2018"
  • Morin (Etats-Unis / United States), Morintoons syndicate
    Putin’s re-election: a landslide victory or a forced win? - Morin (Etats-Unis / United States), Morintoons syndicate
    "Félicitations Vladimir, tu as gagné tes élections truquées! / "Merci. A toi aussi, Donald!"
  • Kutal (Norvège / Norway)
    Putin’s re-election: a landslide victory or a forced win? - Kutal (Norvège / Norway)
  • Kroll (Belgique / Belgium), Le Soir
    Putin’s re-election: a landslide victory or a forced win? - Kroll (Belgique / Belgium), Le Soir
    "Putin's overwhelming victory" / "Great news !" / "That's reassuring when nothing change"
  • Pismestrovic (Autriche / Austria)
  • Elchicotriste (Espagne / Spain), Cartoon Movement
  • Debhume (Suisse / Switzerland), Vigousse
  • Vadot (Belgique / Belgium), Le Vif
  • Kurt (France)
  • Gargalo (Portugal)
  • Khalid Gueddar (Maroc / Marrocco)
  • Morin (Etats-Unis / United States), Morintoons syndicate
  • Kutal (Norvège / Norway)
  • Kroll (Belgique / Belgium), Le Soir