Vladimir Putin Leads In Russian Presidential Election

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: Xinhua

Voting in the presidential election has ended in Russia. It started on Friday, 15 March, and lasted three days. The last polling stations closed in Kaliningrad at 20:00 (21:00 Moscow time).

Four candidates competed for votes in the first round of the election. Following the results of processing 99.67 per cent of the protocols, the incumbent head of state, self-nominated Vladimir Putin, is in the lead with 87,32 per cent. Nikolay Kharitonov, a member of the presidium of the CPRF Central Committee, received 4,3 per cent. Vladislav Davankov, deputy speaker of the State Duma nominated by the New People party, got 3,82 per cent, while LDPR leader Leonid Slutsky got 3,2 per cent.

Turnout at the presidential election 2024

The turnout at the Russian presidential election in the country as a whole exceeded a record 74,22 per cent. In Moscow, 66 per cent of voters cast their ballots. The turnout in Russia’s remote electronic voting was 94 per cent. According to preliminary results, Vladimir Putin gains 89,1 per cent in Moscow based on the results of voting online and through electronic terminals.

Over 4,300 Russian citizens voted in the Russian presidential election on the territory of the People’s Republic of China, while 1,700 people voted in India.

With one candidate gaining more than half of the votes, the results of the election will be decided on the basis of the first round.

Election commissions in Russia’s regions must publish the official data of their protocols in regional media no later than two weeks from election day. The Central Election Commission (CEC) releases the official election results within three days of the signing of the final results protocol.

African Times published this article in partnership with International Media Network TV BRICS



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