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Заманчивые призывы “Сильных личностей”

ГОНКОНГ – Политические лидеры снова в моде. Не так давно, президент России Владимир Путин был одним из немногих лидеров, заслуживающих этого ярлыка. В настоящее время у него гораздо большая конкуренция.

Эта тенденция наблюдается в традиционно авторитарных режимах. Председатель КНР Си Цзиньпин, возможно, является самым сильным лидером страны, после смерти Мао Цзэдуна, четыре десятилетия назад.

Но нечто подобное можно увидеть в странах, которые были разрекламированы как модели молодых демократий. В Турции, Президент Реджеп Тайип Эрдоган, который уже давно движется к авторитаризму, еще больше сконцентрировал власть, в результате неудачного военного переворота в прошлом месяце. Премьер-министр Венгрии Виктор Орбан, отменил посткоммунистическую историю успеха, резким поворотом к нелиберализму. Даже на Филиппинах, где в 1986 году, Революция Власти Народа свергла Фердинанда Маркоса, избиратели недавно избрали своим президентом Родриго Дутерте, откровенного лидера популиста и агрессивного борца с наркобаронами.

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