the Incumbent head of state Vladimir Putin won the Russian presidential elections with the result 76,69% of the votes. These are the final voting results contained in the CEC draft resolution to be adopted at the Commission meeting on Friday, March 23, reports TASS.
Second place went to the candidate from the Communist party Pavel Grudinin, he’s 11.77 percent. The third result was shown by the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky, which received 5.65 percent of the vote.
followed by the candidate from the party “Civil initiative” Ksenia Sobchak (1.68 percent), the head of the Federal political Committee of the Yabloko party Grigory Yavlinsky (1.05 percent), the candidate from the Party of growth, the business Ombudsman Boris Titov (0.76 percent), the leader of the party “Communists of Russia” Maxim suraykin (0.68 percent), the candidate of the party “Russian people’s Union” Sergei Baburin (0.65 percent).
Earlier Friday, press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on Putin’s victory, expressed the view that voters United around the head of state the pressure of Western countries. This, said the representative of the Kremlin, helped the President to gain such a large number of votes.