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Putin versus the Turnout? Mapping the Kremlin's 2018 Presidential Election Support

Hutcheson, Derek; McAllister, Ian


The 2018 Russian presidential election was effectively a contest not between Vladimir Putin and the other seven candidates on the ballot paper, but between Putin and the level of election turnout. Anything less than a large majority based on a respectable level of turnout would have undermined Putin’s legitimacy to serve for a further six-year term. In the event, Putin achieved his goal. In this paper we examine the background to the election and the conduct of the campaign, and analyse the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Russian Politics
DOI: 10.1163/2451-8921-00303002


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