Putin Wins 5th Term with 88% Votes, NATO Tensions Escalate: World on Brink of WWIII

Vladimir Putin has been elected as the President of Russia for the fifth consecutive time. In the elections held on March 15-17, he received 88% of the votes, while his opponent, Nikolai Khariitov, received 4% of the votes. His opponents, Vladislav Davankov and Leonid Slatski, secured the third and fourth positions respectively.

Putin Aims for Increased Power and Influence in Russia

After the results were announced, Putin stated that Russia would become more powerful and influential. He also discussed the Russia-NATO dispute, stating that if NATO and Russia confront each other militarily, the world will be one step away from another global conflict. He emphasized that he does not wish for such an outcome. Putin has been in power in Russia for the past 24 years.

Putin Became President of Russia for the First Time in 2000

Putin first became the President of Russia in the year 2000. He remained in this position until 2008. In 2012, the then-President Medvedev nominated him again as the presidential candidate for his party. Putin won the 2012 election and returned to power. Since then, he has been serving as the President.

Putin Could Remain President of Russia Until 2036

According to the Russian constitution, no individual can hold the presidency for more than two consecutive terms. Therefore, on May 8, 2008, Putin was appointed as the President by his Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, and later became the Prime Minister himself. In November 2008, Dmitry extended the presidential term from 4 to 6 years through a constitutional amendment.

What is the Political System in Russia?

The Russian parliament, known as the Federal Assembly, consists of two chambers similar to India. The upper house is called the Federation Council, and the lower house is referred to as the State Duma. The President holds the most powerful position in Russia.

The Role of Prime Minister in Russia

The role of the Prime Minister in Russia is similar to that of the President in India. The Prime Minister is the second most powerful individual in terms of authority, while the Chairman of the Federation Council (upper house) holds the third most powerful position.

Putin Declared World’s Most Powerful Person Four Times

According to Forbes, Vladimir Putin was declared the world’s most powerful person four times consecutively from 2013 to 2016. Putin is considered the wealthiest person in Russia. Besides, Putin has strengthened his grip on Russia’s group of oligarchs, the Russian billionaire class.

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