March 2018

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Antje Kästner China’s National People’s Congress changed the country’s constitution as to remove the ten-year presidential term limit, allowing President Xi to remain in power indefinitely. What implications does this have for China’s political system? Is it becoming more autocratic or more dictatorial? The terminological confusion surrounding political events in China is taken as impulse…

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Antje Kästner On 18 March 2018, Russians are electing their President for the next six years. Incumbent President Vladimir Putin is enjoying high approval rates and will most likely be re-elected. Yet, many Russians may opt not to take part in the vote. The infographic is putting Russia’s presidential elections of 18 March 2018 into context. In…

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