Sky News
92
5.00

Vote that could extend Putin’s power in Russia was a ‘fraud’, critics claim.

President Vladimir Putin won more than 75% of the vote that could allow him to stay in power until 2036 – but critics say it was “a total fraud”.

Exiled Russian businessman Mikhail Khordorkovsky claims the referendum was not held according to any voting rules, which allowed him to “invent any figure he wanted”.

He alleged that the Russian President held the vote because he “doesn’t want to appear in the eyes of the international community and in the eyes of Russian society as yet another central Asian dictator”, setting the stage for a bid to rejoin the G7.

SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews

Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews

Sky News videos are now available in Spanish here/Los video de Sky News están disponibles en español aquí https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzG5BnqHO8oNlrPDW9CYJog

For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps:

Apple https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924?mt=8

Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bskyb.skynews.android&hl=en_GB

Watch video on channel "Sky News"

By continuing to browse World News (UAZMI), you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and agree to the use of cookies