World|politics|March 23, 2018 / 05:52 PM
Putin re-elected as Russian president, Election Commission declares polls valid

AKIPRESS.COM - Russia’s Central Election Commission has announced the final results of the country’s presidential election, after declaring the vote valid, RT has reported.

According to protocol signed by the commission members on Friday, Vladimir Putin has claimed 76.69 percent of the vote, winning his third non-consecutive term as Russian president. Putin’s candidacy was supported by 56.43 million voters.

Communist Party candidate, Pavel Grudinin, came second on 11.77 percent, with LibDem leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky claiming third spot on 5.65 percent. They were followed by Ksenia Sobchak (1.68 percent), Grigory Yavlinsky (1.05 percent), Boris Titov (0.76 percent), Maxim Suraykin (0.68 percent), and Sergey Baburin (0.65 percent).

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