Why Presidential Filters are No Longer Needed

In an opinion editorial in The Moscow Times, political analyst Georgy Bovt argues that the new legislation re-introducing gubernatorial elections will prompt opposition parties to be more active at the municipal level. The article says that in the long term, this could be a positive development if political competition appears at the level that is most important for any democracy to develop — the grassroots.

Thursday, April 26, 2012