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Vladimir Putin wins presidential elections in Russia

Vladimir Putin wins more than 76.65 percent of the votes in the presidential elections in Russia after processing of 99 percent of the ballots. RIA Novosti reported referring to Russia’s CEC data.

As the Central Election Commission noted, the head of state secured a record in his career political support of the voters — 54.4 million citizens voted for him that is 5.1 million more than in 2004. At the same time, Vladimir Putin received the support of the absolute majority of voters.

The candidate from the Communist Party Pavel Grudinin won 11.84 percent of the votes, the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Vladimir Zhirinovsky — 5.68 percent.

The rest of the candidates for the presidency in Russia did not overcome the two percent threshold: Ksenia Sobchak gained 1.66 percent of the votes, Grigory Yavlinsky — 1.04 percent, Boris Titov — 0.75 percent, Maxim Suraykin-0.68 percent, Sergei Baburin- 0,65 percent.

Voting turnout after counting 91.5 percent of the protocols is more than 67 percent.