Politico: Why Putin Should Better Not Run For 2024

Why it is better for the incumbent Russian President Vladimir Putin not to run in 2024, the European branch of the American media organization Politico found out.

According to the results of voting in a referendum on changing the Constitution of Russia, Putin won and can now remain in power until 2036. However, in reality, the president’s legitimacy was seriously undermined. Therefore, his stay in power may not last longer than the current term, which ends in 2024.

For 20 years, Putin has successfully maintained the image of a popular leader. The Kremlin took control of all the major television channels, suppressed protest movements, and rigged the election. All this happened with the explicit and tacit consent of most Russians, as evidenced by surveys of fairly reliable sociologists, the newspaper writes.

This time it's different. Today it is completely unclear whether most Russians really supported the amendments. And more importantly, many Russians sincerely do not know where this majority is located, since even by the mildest Russian standards, voting did not resemble a procedure that reflected the will of the people.

Violations were too obvious. The authorities lured people to polling stations, under the pretext of a pandemic, there were practically no independent observers. At the same time, mobile polling stations stood at every corner, making surveillance impossible. These flagrant violations did not go unnoticed even for Putin's supporters, who began to doubt his legitimacy.

Nevertheless, it would be a mistake to expect any changes in the near future. But if Putin decides to run again, he will be a usurper not only in the eyes of the anti-Putin minority, but also for his supporters, they are confident in Politico.

Putin from the very beginning of his reign promoted the idea that the need to defend Russia above political freedom, and this idea is extremely popular among the population. So anyone who succeeds Putin will have to show at least some of his qualities, because even among the most pro-Western Russians there is a deep distrust of the West.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 7 July 2020 18: 06
    What can I say what from Putin they have clearly chronic heartburn, they are experiencing illness.

    So anyone who succeeds Putin will have to show at least some of his qualities, because even among the most pro-Western Russians there is a deep distrust of the West.

    People can’t be fooled. The reasons for the mistrust of Politico employees are naturally not of interest.
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 7 July 2020 18: 19
    If in fairness, then in 2018, Putin no longer had to run. Putin and justice - these concepts are incompatible. Sheer hypocrisy!
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    2. polev66 Offline polev66
      polev66 (Alexander) 7 July 2020 20: 00
      Well, yes, but the mustache of Grudinin, the lying laying of the commie, justice itself.
    3. Eduard Egorov Offline Eduard Egorov
      Eduard Egorov (Eduard Egorov) 9 July 2020 13: 02
      What do you mean by the word "hypocrisy!", If you write what is tested, you are also a hypocrite.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 7 July 2020 18: 30
    Precisely, all some kind of little-known foreign ones worry incomprehensibly about anything, if only not about the case.

    It is clear that gasoline, bread, housing and communal services and fruit and vegetables will go up in price, Putin will be president, GDP will explode, and the number of billionaires will increase ......
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  5. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 7 July 2020 21: 31
    Have ...... ask forgot !!!
  6. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 7 July 2020 23: 52
    I did not understand anything from the article / post - what was that all about ?! In addition, everything is bad in Russia, because, like the shadow of American democracy, it did not fall on Putin's face, and in the parliament and the Federation Council there are no democrats familiar to the readers of Politiko and those who are, as it were, second, but still in power ...
  7. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 8 July 2020 07: 10
    By the way, where does the Republican Party come from in the United States, if citizens do not have the right to direct voting, and elections are held through electors? Yes, and the Democratic Party is there for what, if in essence it is a gathering of rich and crazy people who do not even admit the idea that "the people can decide something"?
  8. kartalovkolya Offline kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya 8 July 2020 08: 54
    Yes, the more these dogs WILL, the more we believe in the correctness of what Vladimir Putin is doing! JV STALIN, THE LEADER OF THE PEOPLE, spoke about this: "... If our enemies scold us, it means that we are doing everything right ..."! In general, what is their "dog business" and who allowed them to interfere in the internal affairs of Russia? !!!
  9. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 8 July 2020 09: 18
    The Anglo-Saxons, who slipped the USSR and the Russian Federation - Yeltsin, themselves are to blame for the fact that Russia is now afraid of the arrival of the second Yeltsin. Putin is better for Russians than the second Yeltsin ...
  10. Siberian southerner (Sergey A) 8 July 2020 14: 16
    Well, tell me, blasphemy and groaning ... Who, besides him? What is one name?
  11. boriz Online boriz
    boriz (boriz) 9 July 2020 10: 05
    Why is it better for Politico to shut up and not get into their own business ...