September 14, 2004 by AK

Oh where are you going, Vladimir V. Putin?

Putin outlines an electoral reform.

Nathan Hamm comments, and I fairly much concur. Joe Gandelman does not mince words in condemning Putin, but I hope he’s got most of it wrong.

A very important test of Putin’s intentions will be the minimal share of the vote a party must obtain to gain seats in the Duma. If it gets higher than the current 5%, consider the shocking disease diagnosed. If it goes down, life will go on.


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