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Russia: With 77%, Putin officially confirmed winner of presidential election01:39

Russia: With 77%, Putin officially confirmed winner of presidential election

Russian Federation, Moscow
March 23, 2018 at 11:50 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russia's Central Election Commission (CEC) announced the final results of the Russian presidential election in Moscow on Friday, confirming that the incumbent President Vladimir Putin won his fourth term in office.

According to the results, Putin garnered 76.69 percent of the vote in the March 18 election with 100 percent of the ballots counted. Communist candidate Pavel Grudinin came second with 11.77 percent of the vote.

In total 73,578,992 people took part in the voting, with Putin receiving 56.43 million votes.

Russia: With 77%, Putin officially confirmed winner of presidential election01:39
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Russia's Central Election Commission (CEC) announced the final results of the Russian presidential election in Moscow on Friday, confirming that the incumbent President Vladimir Putin won his fourth term in office.

According to the results, Putin garnered 76.69 percent of the vote in the March 18 election with 100 percent of the ballots counted. Communist candidate Pavel Grudinin came second with 11.77 percent of the vote.

In total 73,578,992 people took part in the voting, with Putin receiving 56.43 million votes.

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