Putin gets almost 85% of the vote from Russians abroad

Vladimir Putin received 84.99% of the vote from Russians who went to polling stations abroad, RIA Novosti reported, citing a member of Russia’s Central Election Commission (CEC), Vasily Likhachev.

According to the CEC, almost 475,300 people voted abroad in the recent presidential election in Russia.

“In first place was Vladimir Putin, with 403,942 votes. In percentage terms that is 84.99%. In second place was Pavel Grudinin (23,938 votes or 5.04%). In third place was Ksenia Sobchak (19,331 votes or 4.07%),” said Likhachev.

He also mentioned that Vladimir Zhirinovsky (8,306 votes or 1.75%) came in at fourth place, the fifth-place candidate was Grigory Yavlinsky (7,478 votes or 1.57%), the sixth - Boris Titov (3,098 votes or 0.65%). Sergey Baburin received 2,018 votes or 0.42%, and the eighth place candidate was Maxim Suraykin, who got 1,441 votes abroad, which is 0.3%.

On March 18, the presidential election was held in Russia. Eight candidates participated in the election, including the incumbent head of state.

After 99% of the votes had been counted, Putin was leading with 76.65% of the vote.

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