Professor Neil Robinson (Department of Politics and Public Administration) recently wrote an article for RTÉ Brainstorm on why Vladimir Putin needs a supermajority in 2018. Neil writes that while he may be odds on to win the presidential election in March, Putin needs to win big to weaken competition and discourage opposition.
Still, even with his control over mass media and inevitable victory, these elections will not be easy for Putin. He needs to win big and that requires careful management.
Read the full article here: www.rte.ie/eile/brainstorm/2017/1211/926476-why-vladimir-putin-needs-a-supermajority-in-2018/