Putin invited the rivals in the elections to dialogue and join forces in the interests of the country

MOSCOW, March 19. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin invited its rivals in the elections to establish a dialogue to consider all positive moments and to join efforts for the country’s development in the future. “Most importantly, we had the opportunity to work together in the future to work constructively for the good of the country”, – he said at a meeting with the other candidates participating in the electoral campaign.

Association for development

“I think that for all of us it is very important to unite efforts of all political parties, public organizations, and the public in the broadest sense to implement a positive agenda for solving problems facing our country and to overcome the challenges, which Russia faces,” continued the President. He noted that “it may be [taken] and difficult decisions, these may be solutions that require additional explanation.” “I really wish we were always guided by the considerations and long-term interests of Russia and the Russian people and the background would always pushes a group or party preferences”, – said Putin.

The President pointed out that it is always “the temptation to use this or another solution of power if it requires additional explanation before the people.” “But I urge you to such an open and honest dialogue aimed at long-term national interests”, -said the head of state to his rivals at the last election campaign.

The emphasis on the domestic political agenda

The head of state expressed hope that during today’s meeting, participants will be able to discuss the campaign and the measures that need to be taken to “all the positive points – and there were many during the election campaign were taken into account in future practical work of the Executive and legislative branches of government”. Speaking about the campaign, Putin also noted that such events are always associated with specific emotions that sometimes “perechislyayut” over the edge, “but it happens almost everywhere.”

The President stressed that the main emphasis in the future work of the Executive branch is made on the solution of internal problems of the country. Among them, the head of state mentioned the high rate of economic growth, make the economy innovative, the decision of problems of health, education, infrastructure, and based on them – ensuring the welfare of Russians. “This is the ultimate goal of any government”, – said Putin.

In particular, he stressed the need to address the large imbalance between the sizes of incomes between rich and poor citizens and reduce the number of people living below the poverty line. “This is especially true of those who find work, the President added. – There should not be situations where a person works, but it gets totally unworthy of the level of wages”.

Preliminary results

According to the CEC after processing of 99,84% of final protocols of precinct election commissions, Putin wins presidential election, gaining 76,66%. The candidate from the Communist party Pavel Grudinin is second from 11.80% of the votes, the third place candidate from the liberal democratic party Vladimir Zhirinovsky, with 5.66% of votes. Fourth place is an extended “Civil initiative” Ksenia Sobchak from 1.67% of the votes. It is followed by Grigory Yavlinsky (Yabloko) from 1.04%, Boris Titov (Batch growth) of 0.76%, Maxim suraykin (“Communists of Russia”) of 0.68%, Sergei Baburin (party “Russian national Union”) with 0.65% of the votes.