Is Putin poised for another six-year term? Russian election gives no real alternatives to his 24-year rule as of now.

Putin set for another 6-year term amid Russian election with no viable alternatives. Three-day election in controlled environment sees no criticism allowed. Navalny’s death leaves opposition muted. Despite challenges from Ukraine, Russian economy resilient. Western leaders decry lack of democracy in election. Independent monitoring minimal. Putin touts war in Ukraine as defense against West.

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