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2012 Presidential Elections: Russia

This is the second in a series of posts this year on the numerous presidential elections. The first post was on the election in Taiwan.

Vladimir Putin was elected this past Sunday to his third term as president. This comes after serving as prime minister for a term after two terms of president. He has essentially been the country's leader since he first became president.

This is good news for those who think Putin has been good for the country and particularly its stability and economy.

This is bad news for those who think Putin and his party are corrupt and control all of the important governmental and news agencies (including the election bureau and thereby most elections). For this growing opposition, Putin and United Russia (his party) are holding Russia back from true democracy.

"Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good" (Titus 3:1 NIV).

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