Vladimir Putin will seek to become Russian president for a fourth time on Sunday, while Xi Jinping was sworn in for a second term on Saturday. Photo: AFP

China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin are putting strongman politics back on the map

Chinese lawmakers vote unanimously to keep Xi in power, while Putin looks to be a shoo-in for a fourth term

Topic |   China's Two Sessions 2018

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Vladimir Putin will seek to become Russian president for a fourth time on Sunday, while Xi Jinping was sworn in for a second term on Saturday. Photo: AFP
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