Vladimir Putin -- Time's Person of the Year
Patton for TimeTime magazine has voted Vladimir Putin the Person of the Year 2007
.According to Time, "In his eight years as President, he has guided his nation through a remarkable transformation. He has restored stability and a sense of pride among citizens who, after years of Soviet stagnation, rode the heartbreaking roller coaster of raised and dashed expectations when Gorbachev and then Yeltsin were in charge."
Of the Russian presidential election coming up in March 2008, the Time article had this to say: "Putin has said that next spring, at the end of his second term as President, he will assume the nominally lesser role of Prime Minister. In fact, having nominated his loyal former chief of staff (and current Deputy Prime Minister) Dmitri Medvedev to succeed him as President, Putin will surely remain the supreme leader, master of Russia's destiny, which will allow him to complete the job he started."
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2007 Australian Elections
Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Australia was busy at the polls voting a new party into office.
Kevin Rudd (Labor) will be replacing John Howard (Liberal) as Prime Minister at the Lodge in Canberra. Rudd won the election by 21 seats and will become the 26th Prime Minister of Australia. Howard had retained the position of Prime Minister for eleven years.
For more information about the recent 2007 Australian elections, check out the Australian Broadcasting Company website. It offers full coverage of the event, including an interactive map that was created in partnership with Google Earth to report election news live. You can also take a look at the IFES Election Guide for Australia
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