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Putin wins with landslide

by Staff reporter
19 Mar 2018 at 12:23hrs | Views
Russia's incumbent head of state Vladimir Putin garnered 76.66 percent of the vote in the March 18 election with 99.84 percent of the ballots counted, the Central Election Commission said.

Director of the Lenin State Farm Pavel Grudinin, nominated by the Communist Party of Russia, is second with 11.80 percent of the vote, while leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) Vladimir Zhirinovsky is third with 5.66 percent.

Voter turnout for the Russian presidential election reached 67.49 percent, according to preliminary data.

"(According to data) as of 10.45 am Moscow time, 73,432,312 people voted (in the Russian presidential election on March 18), the turnout reaches 67.49 percent," Bulayev said.

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