Russia’s 2018 Presidential Elections

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. A new infographic by our guest contributor Antje Kästner visualizes the path to the Russian presidency, compares recent opinion polls and puts the upcoming elections into historical perspective.