Russia election: Again He wins by a big margin


The Russian president will lead Russia for another six years, after securing an expected victory in the presidential election.

With 50% of the vote counted he had received 75% of the vote, the central election commission said.

The main opposition leader, was barred from the race.

Addressing a rally in Moscow after the early results were declared, The president  said voters had “recognized the achievements of the last few years”.

The scale of victory – which had been widely predicted – appears to be a marked increase in his share of the vote from 2012, when he won 64%.

The president’s nearest competitor had received 13.2% so far, according to the central election commission.

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