Путин: царь или дож?

Любой политической системе можно задать два практических вопроса. Первый: чем отличаются политические партии? Второй: кто стоит у власти?

В посткоммунистической России ответы до сих пор были абсолютно однозначны: партии разделились на тех, кто хочет вернуться к советским временам и тех, кто хочет реформ. А кто у власти? Президент.

По прошествии двенадцати лет переходного периода ответ на первый вопрос перестал быть таким однозначным. Что касается коммунистической партии, то она находится в окончательном упадке, коммунистическая идеология исчезает. Поэтому, если кто-то надеялся на открытое столкновение левых и правых во время предстоящей президентской выборной кампании, то он будет разочарован, поскольку сегодня ответ на второй вопрос звучит даже более чем категорически: никто не сомневается в переизбрании президента Путина. Этот президент крепко держит власть в своих руках.

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