Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Paul Robinson — Two primaries

May was primary season in Russia. For the first time, some Russian political parties have adopted the American practice of holding primary votes to select their candidates for the forthcoming general election. The idea, supposedly, is to involve citizens more deeply in the democratic process, and to ensure that candidates have popular support and are not just the appointees of party leaders. So, how has it worked out?…
Two primaries
Paul Robinson | Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa


Salsabob said...
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Salsabob said...

Comrade, you will participate in election or you will be sent to Gulag.

Oh, and if you pose opposition, we will make available your family names and addresses so friendly big men can come to door, offer true sorrow for you disappearance, and show better way for family to participate in democracy.