Four years ago Vladimir Putin was elected Russian President. The first two times, Putin was elected President back then, when the powers of the head of state was measured at four years, but now the period is extended to six years. In the remaining two years Putin will be preparing for re-election, he will be busy geopolitics and the reform of the economic system of the country.
If in 2009, no amendments were made to the Constitution, then we would choose the President.
“Rival Putin cannot appear as long as he trusted people, he asalternative, because the trust is not divided in half”
They would become Putin, but the election campaign would bring big money politics and PR candidates, and would be spent by those who knew no chance to win in elections there, but need to confirm its status as the main opposition party or growing over a former oligarch, now a promising politician. In General, candidates would work for the future, and the elections themselves would be very expensive sociological poll of the population. The increase in the period moved the elections from 2016 to 2018, and now the party keen on autumn elections in the state Duma.
And the President can go beyond simple poll – according to the latest VTSIOM, Putin is ready to vote, 74 percent of voters. This is 10 percent higher than the result of the elections of March 2012 and almost double that gave the polls the fall of 2012. Then, for Putin, a year subjected to a massive information attack (which began after September 2011, when he announced his nomination for the presidency), were ready to vote only 40 percent. Those attacks have long been forgotten – after the Crimea supporters of the President were many of those who in 2011-2012 was set against him. Increased its rating among supporters of opposition parties – half among the Communists (to 25 percent), twice as among the just Russia (40 percent) and two-and-a-half times among aldayarova (33 per cent).
Putin finally became a non-partisan President is associated with the popular front, and not “United Russia”, headed by Dmitry Medvedev, and which is only one part of the onf. In fact, Putin as head of state relies on a broad party coalition includes three political parties and foreign policy and the Communists. But not the party are the backbone of the President, the Central pillar is the people’s support. You can call it popularity, ranking, but actually it is about trust. It is people’s trust in Putin is the source of its power, its independence from pressure groups, political or business circles, gives him the opportunity to pursue an independent foreign policy.
Confirmation of this support was the election, and in 2018, Putin will again have the credibility. Yes, credit, because, even though people appreciate and support it has already been done for them, not a lesser role in the fact that they voted for him again and again, playing and confidence, hope and expectation that Putin will go ahead, solve problems and meet challenges, to become stronger. That is, to do stronger Russia – because people see and believe that this is the main purpose of his life. Therefore, the vote for Putin in 2018 will not explain life’s “no good deed goes unpunished” or “horses in midstream is not”, it will be both an evaluation of its activities in the previous period, and in advance for the future.
If the presidential campaign we started a year and a half before the election, as in the U.S., the race would’ve unfolded this fall, immediately after the Duma elections – but nothing like this.