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RFE/RL Translations
April 4, 2017

How the Press Elected the President

by
Henry Jackson Society

Boris Yeltsin won the 1996 presidential election in the second round after starting the campaign with an approval rating of 13 per cent.

Almost twenty-one years ago, on 3 July 1996, the second round of the presidential election was held in Russia. How did Boris Yeltsin, seriously ill and having lost all his earlier popularity, manage to get elected for a second term? This investigation was conducted for Radio Liberty by Nataliya Rostova, senior correspondent at Slon.ru, with support from the Kennan Institute of the United States.

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