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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The political scientist has summed up the results of elections to the state Duma: the Zhirinovsky phenomenon, the failure of the “Apple”

The state Duma elections, the LDPR and the Communist party are “in parallel”: as the counting of results at the CEC at first was the leader of the liberal Democrats, then the Communist party began to outrun them. It at the time of this writing was carried out about the difference in hundredths of a percent.

The number one cause of the high result of the liberal democratic party Director of the Institute of political studies Sergei Markov calls “the genius of Vladimir Zhirinovsky”, who “works great in modern communication style.”

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According to the analyst, he wouldn’t be surprised if it turned out that “Donald trump learned from Zhirinovsky how to behave in debates.”

Reason number two – “Zhirinovsky has largely managed to update the game”. The backbone of it now consists of the “bright young guys” – such as, for example, the Governor of Smolensk region Alexey Ostrovskiy and the Deputy of the state Duma, eks-the candidate in mayors of Moscow Mikhail Degtyarev.

The third reason is “reality came to Zhirinovsky”: for many years the leader of the party has built its ideology on anti-Western rhetoric and in the end waited that this rhetoric has become “the dominant public discourse.”

However, according to Markov, the success of Zhirinovsky does not mean failure zyuganovites: “I believe that the Communist party hard, but still manages to maintain the status of the main opposition party of the country.”

The main loser of the parliamentary elections, the analyst says “Apple”, “I’m sorry, but I think we are witnessing a departure from the political arena one of the oldest political parties in the country”. The defeat of the “Yabloko” he connects with the “serious political mistake”: the party headed by Grigory Yavlinsky “has consciously gone from the Crimean consensus, opposed itself to the people of the Russian Federation”.

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