Putin to lead Russia for 6 more years, navyamedia

Putin to lead Russia for 6 more years

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Russians voted in an election that saw Vladimir Putin win in the presidential election by claiming 75.91% of votes with 70% of ballots counted, the Central Election Commission (CEC) said.

So far, Communist Party candidate Pavel Grudinin got 13.39% of the vote and Liberal Democratic Party of Russia’s Vladimir Zhirinovsky received 6.34%, CEC said.

Putin thanked people who voted for him.

According to BBC, the scale of victory was a significant increase in his share of the vote from 2012, when he won 64%.