Sunday, September 16, 2007
The State of Democracy in Russia
As many of you know (or at least those who read the blog) Russia ousted its old prime minister and Putin selected a new one. This may not seem like a very crucial change, however the implications of this change are indeed drastic. Viktor Zubkov the new prime minister is now in a position that has since been used to denote the next in line for the Presidency. Putin who must step down at the end of his second term has effectively made Zubkov the next President of Russia. Whats even more interesting is why he would do this, as an NPR analyst suggests its merely to keep the Kremlin seat warm for Putin as he would not be barred from running again after taking a one term break from being President. This delightful little piece can be listened to here.
Posted by Michael King at 2:33 PM