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Russia Extends Presidency From 4 To 6 Years

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Constitution, Law, Putin, Russia, The World

Vladimir Putin continues to consolidate power… From TNR: If any proof were needed that the Russian political system operates in its own time-space continuum, it came this morning, when the parliament decided to deal with the country’s economic meltdown by amending its constitution. The Duma fixed the 1993 text by decoupling presidential and parliamentary elections […]

November 22nd, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »