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Putin set to win fourth presidential term Putin set to win fourth presidential term
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Help WikiTribune report on the Russian presidential elections on Sunday that could take Putin to nearly a quarter century in power Help WikiTribune report on the Russian presidential elections on Sunday that could take Putin to nearly a quarter century in power
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<strong>President Vladimir Putin is set to <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-election/putin-rides-russia-first-wave-toward-election-victory-idUSKCN1GR1OC\">win a fourth term in the Russian presidential elections on March 18,</a> reports Reuters. However, it would be the last term he is allowed by current rules in the Russian constitution.</strong> <strong>President Vladimir Putin is set to <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-election/putin-rides-russia-first-wave-toward-election-victory-idUSKCN1GR1OC\">win a fourth term in the Russian presidential elections on March 18,</a> reports Reuters. However, it would be the last term he is allowed by current rules in the Russian constitution.</strong>
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Though there are <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/a-look-at-the-8-candidates-in-russias-presidential-election/2018/03/16/963a5d44-2925-11e8-a227-fd2b009466bc_story.html?utm_term=.fa6ff3703296">eight candidates in the vote</a>, Putin's rivals trail far behind his 80 percent approval rating (<em>Washington Post</em>). The result is <a href="https://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2018/03/economist-explains-13">not in question</a>, reports <em>The Economist.</em> Though there are <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/a-look-at-the-8-candidates-in-russias-presidential-election/2018/03/16/963a5d44-2925-11e8-a227-fd2b009466bc_story.html?utm_term=.fa6ff3703296">eight candidates in the vote</a>, Putin's rivals trail far behind his 80 percent approval rating (<em>Washington Post</em>). The result is <a href="https://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2018/03/economist-explains-13">not in question</a>, reports <em>The Economist.</em>
His victory will only be threatened if there is a low turnout – which could hinder his legitimacy as a leader – or if the <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-election/putin-rides-russia-first-wave-toward-election-victory-idUSKCN1GR1OC">Russians who oppose him take to the streets on election day.</a> His victory will only be threatened if there is a low turnout – which could hinder his legitimacy as a leader – or if the <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-election/putin-rides-russia-first-wave-toward-election-victory-idUSKCN1GR1OC">Russians who oppose him take to the streets on election day.</a>
  The president, who is the longest serving leader since Communist Party leader Joseph Stalin, has carved a public image of himself as a fierce defender of Russia's national interests against hostile Western governments.
The president, who is the longest serving leader since Communist Party leader Joseph Stalin, has carved a public image of himself as a fierce defender of Russia's national interests against hostile Western governments. Another term would take Putin to <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-election/putin-rides-russia-first-wave-toward-election-victory-idUSKCN1GR1OC">nearly a quarter century in power</a>. Another term would take him to <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-election/putin-rides-russia-first-wave-toward-election-victory-idUSKCN1GR1OC">nearly a quarter century in power</a> and would come on the back of an international standoff between Russia and Britain over the <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/03/09/espionage/how-nerve-agent-attack-could-be-a-new-chapter-in-kremlins-playbook-experts/54186/">poisoning of a former Russian double agent on UK soil</a>. Fingers point to Moscow however the Kremlin denies any wrongdoing.
His expected win will come on the back of an international standoff between Russia and Britain over the <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/03/09/espionage/how-nerve-agent-attack-could-be-a-new-chapter-in-kremlins-playbook-experts/54186/">poisoning of a former Russian double agent on UK soil</a>. Fingers point to Moscow however the Kremlin denies any wrongdoing.  
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