Friday, November 24, 2017

Putin won 63 percent of the vote in Sverdlovsk

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin gained more than 63 percent of the vote in the Sverdlovsk region in the presidential election.

After all the votes were tabulated, Putin won section 221 in the first round, Oblgazeta.ru reports.

Typically, the winner in the Sverdlovsk region coincides with the results of the country. Throughout all of Russia, Putin gained 61.93 percent of the vote.

Second place was shared between Independent candidate Mikhail Prokhorov and Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov, according to Oblgazeta.ru.

Additionally, Just Russia party candidate Sergey Mironov and Liberal Democrat candidate Vladimir Zhirinovsky gained an average of five percent of the vote.

The 2012 Russian presidential election started on Sunday, March 4. There are five officially registered candidates, with four representatives of registered parties and one independent. The president will be elected for the new, extended term of six years.