By 2003, Putin and Unity had become the strongest political force in the short history of Russia’s political system. Thanks to three years of a ra...
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...ntury, a more liberal and progressive-minded social culture present in Russia, and international conflicts such as the ones in Chechnya, Georgia, and currently in Ukraine. During Yeltsin’s term, new parties sprung up each election, some as alliances and some as brand new parties. Since Putin’s first election, the Unity Party has dominated the political scene of Russia, but they do not have the staggering majorities they did in the previous decade. Still, it is difficult to predict what the course will be for Russia’s future elections. Will Putin and Unity continue to dominate, or will a new opposition party be able to take Putin out of power? Though the current situation makes it look like Putin is here to stay, we’ve seen that all it takes is a little bit of time for the sentiments of the Russian people to dramatically change.
The Economist, Treisman
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