The breaking news that Vladimir Putin has won the election – again – should not surprise anyone or really be a news item.
He has used a number of effective strategies that are not available to most politicians, including jailing your opponents, although declaring them ineligible does seem to occur in a number of countries.
For true leadership to occur it must be with the support of the people and not with rigged election.
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If readers have the time, they could count on their fingers the number of countries that have leaders that are freely elected with the support of the masses and that are making their county better. Don't worry – you won't run out of fingers.