Mint Explainer: What Putin’s election victory means for India and the world


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Vladimir Putin consolidated his grip on Russia with another presidential election win on Monday, which will extend his term in office till 2030. The election, widely considered unfair and undemocratic, will have consequences for India and the world. Mint breaks this down. What exactly happened? On Monday, Putin extended his tenure as Russia’s president by winning the country’s election with over 87% of the votes, according to Russia’s election commission. He easily defeated his closest challenger, communist candidate Nikolai Kharitanov, who secured 4% of the votes. Putin, who is 71 years old, has been the pre-eminent figure in Russian politics...