Here’s how the cycle goes:

1: Putin wins first election

2: Putin wins second election

3: he resigns on the 3rd election (due to term limits)

4: Dimitry Medvedev becomes chairman of the united Russia party and wins 3rd election

5: Dimitry appoints Putin as prime minister (Putin rules in secret)

6: Dimitry resigns near the 4th election

7: Putin becomes chairman of the united Russia party

8: read step 1 again


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