The CEC approved the results of the elections of the President of Russia


MOSCOW, March 23. /TASS/. The Central election Commission of Russia at session on Friday has approved the results of voting on presidential elections of the Russian Federation: a new six-year term, was elected acting head of state Vladimir Putin, won the election with the result 76,69% of the vote.

Second place went to the candidate from the Communist party Pavel Grudinin, he of 11.77%. These are the results of the elections contained in the CEC draft resolution to be adopted at the Commission meeting on Friday.

The third result showed Vladimir Zhirinovsky (LDPR), received the 5.65% of the vote. Next come the candidate of the party “Civil initiative” Ksenia Sobchak from 1.68%, the head of the Federal political Committee of the Yabloko party Grigory Yavlinsky (1,05%), the candidate from the Party of growth, the business Ombudsman Boris Titov (0,76%), the leader of the party “Communists of Russia” Maxim suraykin (0,68%), the candidate of the party “Russian people’s Union” Sergei Baburin (0,65%).

The result of Putin was a record for him: he was voted 56,43 million people. In 2000, he received 52.94% of the vote, he was supported 39,74 million people; in 2004 he scored the 71.31%, voted for by more 49,563 million voters. The election in 2012, Putin supported 45,602 million Russians (63,60%). In 2018, Putin participated in a presidential election for the fourth time.

After summing up elections, the CEC shall, within three days to officially publish them. In addition, the presidential candidates will have to submit to the CEC their final financial reports, which shall also be published.

The President-elect shall take office upon the expiration of six years from the date of inauguration of the head of state, elected in the previous elections. In 2012, the inauguration of Vladimir Putin took place on 7 may.

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