Putin officially wins the Russian presidential election, according to the Central Election Commission

(Xinhua/Cao Yang)

MOSCOW, March 21, 2020 (Xinhua) – Current Russian President Vladimir Putin won the 2024 Russian presidential elections, according to the official results announced by the Russian Central Election Commission today (Thursday).

The final results announced by the Central Election Commission during a press conference showed that Putin received 87.28 percent of the votes in the elections.

According to recent data, 76,277,708 people voted for Putin. In total, 3,768,470 people voted for Nikolai Kharitonov of the Communist Party, who came in second place with 4.31 percent. Vladislav Davankov of the New People's Party received 3,362,484 votes, or 3.85 percent, and the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, Leonid Slutsky, received 2,797,629 votes, or 3.2 percent.

Ella Pamifilova, head of the Central Election Commission, said that the recent elections witnessed the highest voter turnout in the country's modern history. He added that about 87.6 million voters cast their votes, and the final voter turnout rate was 77.49%, according to the Central Elections Commission.

The president is expected to be sworn in on May 7.

(Xinhua/Cao Yang)

(Xinhua/Cao Yang)

(Xinhua/Cao Yang)

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