John Simpson on new leadership among key powers of UN’s Security Council

But in 2012 the political cycles of four out of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council happen to coincide; and those five – the US, Britain, France, Russia and China – are still the world’s most influential political powers.

Only Britain won’t choose a new government this year.

Let’s begin with Russia. Tomorrow will be the first and probably only round of the presidential election there.

After his constitutional pas-de-deux with Dmitri Medvedev, the deputy prime minister who became president for a term, Vladimir Putin can climb back into the presidential chair again.


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