Putin Gains 63.6 Percent with All Ballots Counted

With all ballots counted, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin gained 63.6 percent of the vote and his closest rival Gennady Zyuganov 17.18 percent in Sunday’s presidential election, the Central Election Commission reported on Monday.

Independent candidate Mikhail Prokhorov secured 7.98 percent, Liberal Democratic Party leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky, 6.22 percent, and A Just Russia Party leader Sergei Mironov, 3.85 percent.

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