Monday, March 03, 2008

Putin's 'puppet' wins Russian election

L-R: Andrei Bogdanov - Vladimir Zhirinovsky - Vladimir Zhirinovsky - Dmitry Medvedev

Dmitry Medvedev has won a landslide victory amid criticism from Western observers that the election was flawed [BBC]. President Putin’s chosen successor took 70% of the vote in this weekends national poll way in front of other contenders. The Communist leader, Gennady Zyuganov, only secured 18 percent of the poll while Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, secured only 10 percent [CNN / Sky News / Tass].

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