Putin leading in Russia’s presidential race with 72.53% after 25% of ballots counted

Putin leading in Russia’s presidential race with 72.53% after 25% of ballots counted

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Incumbent Russian President Vladimir Putin is leading in the presidential race securing 72.53% of the vote with 25.03% of ballots counted, the Russian Election Commission reported on Sunday. Pavel Grudinin nominated by the Communist Party of Russia is second with 15.44% of the vote, while Vladimir Zhirinovsky, leader of the Liberal-Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), is the third (6.84% of the vote), Russia’s Central Election Commission reported on Sunday.

Ksenia Sobchak, the candidate from the Civil Initiative, is the fourth with 1.39% of the vote. She is followed by Grigory Yavlinsky (the Yabloko political party) with 0.78%, Sergei Baburin, head of the Russian People’s Union party (0.62%), Maxim Suraikin, chairman of the Central Committee of the Communists of Russia party (0.62%) and Boris Titov (the Party of Growth) with 0.61%.

 

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