Post by TsarSamuil on Sept 15, 2009 10:38:52 GMT -5
Putin to reach agreement with Medvedev ahead of 2012 presidential polls.
MOSCOW, September 11 (RIA Novosti) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Friday that he and President Dmitry Medvedev would come to an agreement before the 2012 presidential polls and would not compete with each other.
"There will be no competition. We will reach an agreement because we are of the same blood and of the same political outlook," Putin said, answering a question from Nikolai Zlobin, a member of the Valdai Discussion Club.
Medvedev, Putin's hand-picked successor, was inaugurated in May 2008, and the former president became prime minister a day later, with the pair pledging to run the country in "tandem."
Medvedev later proposed introducing Constitutional amendments to extend the presidential and parliamentary terms to six and five years, respectively. He signed them into law last December, after they were approved by the lower and upper houses of parliament.
"Putin said he felt comfortable with the amount of power he has as prime minister. He is in no competition with President Medvedev," Zlobin said.
January 30rd, More than 10 thousand people rallied to an antigovernment protest in the city of Kaliningrad.
The political action united all opposition parties, from Yabloko liberals to KPRF communists.
Political activity was set in motion by the latest decision of administration to raise transport owning tariffs by 25%.
The decision itself led to a joint protests by car enthusiats along with motorcyle owners.
Though later the administration backed down and announced its decision not to introduce the new tariffs. But it didn't stop the next wave of political protests, which culminated in joint protest by all parties against city administration and Medvedev/Putin government in general.
The people are already sick of the political course our government has taken, - announced Konstantin Doroshok, head of the local unit of the Solidarity movement, - and that is why today we protest FOR all of this: for honest tenders, for lower unemployement and higher salaries, not just AGAINST transport tax'.
Boos, Governor of the Kalinigrad region, was appointed personally by Putin, and that is why antigovernment slogans are no accident, - said the head of the dockers' trade union Mikhail Chesalin, - people understand that the United Russia party is once again trying to lead us back to the depths of Soviet bureaucracy and ineffective management.
More than 5 thousand signatures were gathered for a petition, calling not just for the cancellation of the transport tax, but also for resignation of the Kalinigrad region government, the governor himself, as well as resignation of Prime Minister Putin.
Post by TsarSamuil on Sept 24, 2011 5:36:13 GMT -5
Medvedev backs Putin for Russian president.
13:41 24/09/2011 MOSCOW, September 24 (RIA Novosti)
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has proposed Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to run for Russian president in next year's election, bringing an end to months of speculation over which man would run for the post.
Speaking at the annual congress of the ruling United Russia party on Saturday, Medvedev said he was ready to do "practical work in the government."
Earlier, Putin told the congress that Medvedev should top the party's list of candidates in parliamentary elections on December 4. The party is led by Putin and dominates parliament.
"Given the offer to head the party list and engage in party work, and given a successful run at the elections... I believe that it would be appropriate if the congress approved Vladimir Putin's candidacy for the post of the president of Russia," Medvedev said to a standing ovation at Moscow's gigantic Luzhniki sports complex.
Putin was constitutionally barred from standing for a third consecutive term in 2008 and anointed Medvedev as his successor.
"I have always been asked: when are you going to make up your mind?... I and Vladimir Vladimirovich have sometimes been asked: have you fallen out with each other?"
"What we propose to the congress is a long thought-out decision," Medvedev said. "We were actually discussing this course of action as early as when our union was being formed."
There had been intense speculation that Putin may seek a return to the Kremlin when elections are held in March next year. Both Putin, 58, and Medvedev, 46, have said they could stand for president, but ruled out running against each other.
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I don't think anyone is surprised by the news. I knew from 2008 this would happen if Medvedev would continue to be Putin's puppet. Also, my prediction for the next year's Presidential Elections - Putin at least 65% of the votes.
Putin confirms Medvedev to be PM given election win.
17:43 01/12/2011 MOSCOW, December 1 (RIA Novosti)
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin confirmed on Thursday that he would switch posts with outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev if voters support the pro-Kremlin United Russia party and Putin's candidacy in upcoming elections.
"I would like to once again stress that if the voters trust us with forming the government, that is they vote for United Russia and me as the Russian president, Dmitry Anatolyevich would undoubtedly head the government," Putin said at a meeting with voters.
He said that Russia must pursue modernization in all areas, "end its dependence on oil and gas and perform a transition to the innovative development model."
Medvedev, in his turn, said that he and Putin would continue their frequent trips across Russia if elected to the posts.
Millions of Russians Go to Polls to Elect New Parliament.
Novinite.com World | December 4, 2011, Sunday| 173 views
Russians are voting Sunday to elect 450 Members of the lower house of the Parliament - Duma, for the next five years.
Seven parties have been allowed to run - down from 11 in 2007.
The outgoing parliament, or State Duma, is controlled by Prime Minister's Vladimir Putin's United Russia party, which has 315 seats, with seats also held by the Communist Party, the nationalist Liberal Democrats and the social-democratic Fair Russia. United Russia will score a certain victory this time around as well, but recent polls show some dropping in popularity and signs of fatigues from the system Putin imposed in 2000.
The Sunday vote takes place across Russia's nine time zones with polls closing at 17:00 GMT on Sunday in Kaliningrad. As people in European Russia were going to bed, polls were opening in the Far East.
Presidential elections will be held on March 4, when Putin will run and certainly win, after having served two previous terms in the post.
In a televised address on Friday, current President Dmitry Medvedev insisted Russia's political parties enjoyed "free and equal competition" ahead of the election, BBC reports.
Without naming United Russia, he urged voters to choose "responsible politicians, who can help improve our people's living standards in practice, and who will be guided in their actions by the interests of voters and national interests".
According to BBC, there have been allegations of violations of election law, many of which malpractice involved United Russia, with the country's only independent monitoring group, Golos (Voice), logging 5 300 complaints.
On Friday, Golos was fined the equivalent of USD 1 000 by a Moscow court for violating a law that prohibits publication of election opinion research for five days before a vote.
Golos head Liliya Shibanova said officials had taken her laptop at Moscow airport on the pretext that it had illegal software.
"This is a provocation directed personally against me," she said, alleging that the authorities were trying to prevent her from travelling to the European parliament next week.
Meanwhile Putin has accused foreign powers of meddling in election preparations. Duma members have also questioned why a foreign-funded organization is allowed to monitor Russian elections.
The Golos monitors, who are not affiliated with any party, are funded largely by the US and EU.
United Russia office attacked as election gets underway.
An office of Russia’s ruling United Russia Party has come under attack in the western city of Bryansk. According to the party’s official website, unidentified attackers hurled Molotov cocktails into the building, setting it on fire. Police and firefighters have arrived at the scene, the website says.
By having so much power and TV coverage, being the party of the president and prime minister, the United Russia party in a way united their enemies – that is how journalist Ivan Zasursky explains the lower score for the party in Sunday’s vote.
There has been speculation on what caused the ruling party to attract fewer votes this time than they did back in 2007, when around 64% of ballots were cast in their favor.
“It looked as if they had victory in the bag, so they could not mobilize enough support. They behaved as if they had it already,” Zasursky believes.
“That is why a lot of people chose to vote for Fair Russia or even for the Liberal Democrats. Many, I think, wanted to punish United Russia for having power for so long and, maybe, not doing everything they could have.”
He adds there has been “a kind of flashmob of Facebook and other social networks with people supporting the position that you should go and vote for anybody but United Russia.”
As for more ‘global’ reasons, Dr. Patrick Fullick, founder of Capital Science Connections speaking to RT from London, does not rule out the economic crisis as one of the factors.
“I suspect that as Mr. Medvedev was saying, the international crisis has played its part in this, and altogether people in Russia have seen to some extent a decline in living standards and problems with the cost of living and so on.”
However, he also spoke of a possible “feeling of stagnation in Russian politics and a feeling that some kind of change is necessary.”
Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the Committee for Foreign Affairs in the outgoing State Duma and a member of United Russia, also said that almost 10 years in power seems like “too much” for many people, and that caused a drop in popularity.
“People are fed up with just one party being in power,” Kosachev said. He added that they had started to blame United Russia for things “not related” to politics, like problems in their personal life, for example.
“The ruling authority is responsible for everything and many people just start voting against the ruling power because they are disappointed by what is happening in their life,” Kosachev believes.
Political analyst Dmitry Babich told RT that many of those votes that United Russia has lost to other parties are “protest votes”, while people themselves do not necessarily support those smaller parties.
“There are 12 million disillusioned people. I’m not sure they voted for other parties. Many of them probably just didn’t come to vote,” he said. “[The results also] show that people don’t see real alternatives. [Many] of those votes that go to the Communist Party or to Fair Russia – a lot of this is just protest votes. People do not believe that these parties will rule them. They just wanted to send a [message] to United Russia.”
Allegedly United Russia got over 80% in Dagestan, Chechnya and other republics with predominantly muslim population (in Tatarstan even 91%), while it got maximum 30% in regions where Russians are the majority. Can someone verify this?
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Milo I.: Deutscher Sauerbraten?
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White Cossack: Who's the best state leader currently?
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TsarSamuil: Viktor Orban?
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Gopnik: from leader's POV, i'd say Kim Jong Un as in north korea he is not forcing any pics of himself nor making a shit ton of songs praising him unlike his dad and grandfather, but instead he is attempting to get the nation out of the shithole it is in today.
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Gopnik: but 1000000% not kim from a citizen's point of view, the Camps in North Korea are horrible.
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White Cossack: You're both right, fellas.
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