Connect with us


Putin wins with 87.3% votes after 99.83% ballots counted



Russia’s incumbent President Vladimir Putin won with 87.3 per cent of the votes counted in the presidential elections after 99.83 per cent of ballots were counted.

This showed the latest data from the Russian Central Election Commission (CEC) on Monday.

Communist Party candidate Nikolai Kharitonov is in second place with 4.31 per cent.

Vladislav Davankov from Russia’s New People Party received 3.83 per cent of the votes, and Leonid Slutsky, head of the Liberal Democratic Party, has secured 3.21 per cent of the votes.

The Russian presidential elections were held for three days from March 15 to 17.

Under Russian presidential election regulations, a candidate who received more than 50 per cent of the votes would secure victory.

Cecilia Odey

NEWSVERGE, published by The Verge Communications is an online community of international news portal and social advocates dedicated to bringing you commentaries, features, news reports from a Nigerian-African perspective. A unique organization, founded in the spirit of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, comprising of ordinary people with an overriding commitment to seeking the truth and publishing it without fear or favour. The Verge Communications is fully registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a corporate organization.



Shell Digital Plan RESPONSIVE600x750
Shell Digital Plan RESPONSIVE600x750