POL 02 - February 13, 2008

POL 02 - February 13, 2008 - 1 February 13, 2008: Russia...

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1 February 13, 2008: Russia under Putin – President Putin, Russia’s “modernizer” – Putin’s priorities 1 – Most recent elections: • Duma, 2003 • President, 2004 • Duma, 2007 • President, upcoming on March 2, 2008 Putin’s Priorities, 2000 1. Create climate to support economic growth – Work with majority in Duma on legislation – Limited use of Presidential Decrees – Growth in GDP (gross domestic product) 2 2. Reduce power of oligarchs – Force them to pay taxes – Keep them out of politics 3. Limit criticism of Putin and government – Reestablish state control over TV – Harass/threaten journalists who criticize Putin or government Results of 1999 Duma Elections Majority of Unity, Fatherland, and Independents support Putin 3 Parties % seats (Party Leader/ Presidential Candidate) Unity Fatherland Communists Nationalists Democrats Independents 19 (Putin) 10 20 (Zyuganov) 4 (Zhirinovsky) 12 (Stepashin & Yavlinsky) 35
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2 FIRST: Putin’s Legislative Agenda (Hailed by Experts as a Good Sign!) • Working WITH the Duma, Putin implements a complex series of laws to create the legal basis for market 4 economy: – Property rights – Land ownership –Bank ing regu lat ions –Etc. 5 (2000) Medvedev
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