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Russia: Presidential election vote count begins in Moscow01:42

Russia: Presidential election vote count begins in Moscow

Russian Federation, Moscow
March 18, 2018 at 19:26 GMT -00:00 · Published

Last-minute voters in Moscow cast their ballots in the Russian presidential election as the capital's polling stations prepared to close on Sunday evening.

After all ballot stations closed at 20:00 local time, officials and election observers opened up the sealed ballot boxes and began the counting.

The first round of the 2018 Russian presidential election has been contested by a total of eight candidates. Should no candidate reach a majority, a second round will take place three weeks later scheduled for April 8.

Los colegios electorales en Moscú cerraron a las 20.00 hora local en las elecciones presidenciales.

La Comisión Central Electoral de Rusia informó que con 21% de todos los votos contados, el actual presidente ruso Vladimir Putin llevaba la delantera con 71,9% de los votos. Ello implica que Putin estará seis años más al mando del país.

El candidato comunista Pavel Grudinin llegó de segundo con 11,2% y el ultranacionalista Vladimir Zhirinovsky llegó de tercero con 6,7%, mientras la periodista Ksenia Sobchak habría logrado el 1,4 %.

Si en la primera vuelta ningún candidato logra la mayoría absoluta de los votos, se realizará una segunda ronda el 8 de abril de 2018.

Russia: Presidential election vote count begins in Moscow01:42
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Last-minute voters in Moscow cast their ballots in the Russian presidential election as the capital's polling stations prepared to close on Sunday evening.

After all ballot stations closed at 20:00 local time, officials and election observers opened up the sealed ballot boxes and began the counting.

The first round of the 2018 Russian presidential election has been contested by a total of eight candidates. Should no candidate reach a majority, a second round will take place three weeks later scheduled for April 8.

Los colegios electorales en Moscú cerraron a las 20.00 hora local en las elecciones presidenciales.

La Comisión Central Electoral de Rusia informó que con 21% de todos los votos contados, el actual presidente ruso Vladimir Putin llevaba la delantera con 71,9% de los votos. Ello implica que Putin estará seis años más al mando del país.

El candidato comunista Pavel Grudinin llegó de segundo con 11,2% y el ultranacionalista Vladimir Zhirinovsky llegó de tercero con 6,7%, mientras la periodista Ksenia Sobchak habría logrado el 1,4 %.

Si en la primera vuelta ningún candidato logra la mayoría absoluta de los votos, se realizará una segunda ronda el 8 de abril de 2018.

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