The Economist: No Contest

Today’s newspapers are full of speculation about Sunday’s presidential elections and the dynamics of the future roles of Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin following them. Much of the attention is focusing on voter turnout, with low numbers expected due to the election’s already having the appearance of a “foregone conclusion“. Following remarks today by the head of Russia’s electoral commission, who admitted that media coverage for Sunday’s presidential election has been (somewhat paradoxically?) “fair but unequal“, The Economist has published some data on Russian presidential candidates’ comparative mentions in the media this year. econ2902.jpg Read the full piece here.