Putin joins the Jong-un school of 'democracy'
VLADIMIR Putin informs us that the referendum in Crimea was held "in full accordance with democratic procedures".
To win with 97% of the vote is no mean achievement.
But then the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, was recently returned with no less than 100% of the vote.
Where did Putin slip up?
Perhaps the 3% who dissented in Crimea are in reality a "margin of error" and it would be simpler for all to accept this fact and round the figure up to 100%.
FR IGGY O'DONOVAN