Current president of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin is leading the voting at the presidential election with 76.6% of the votes. These are the outcomes for 97.1% votes counted by the Russian Central Election Commission.
The candidate from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF) Pavel Grudinin has 11.87% of the votes counted.
The leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) Vladimir Zhirinovsky received 5.72% of the votes.
The candidate from the Civil Initiative Ksenia Sobchak is still fourth with 1.64%.
Grigory Yavlinsky (Yabloko Party) has overcome the 1% barrier with 1.02%, he is followed by Boris Titov from the Party of Growth (0.75%), Maxim Suraikin from the Communists of Russia party (0.68%), and Sergey Baburin from the Russian People’s Union (0.65%).
The outcome of Vladimir Putin, according to the Central Election Commission, in absolute figures is better than at the previous 2012 election. Now, more than 50mn votes supported him, while in 2012 it was 45.66mn voters. At the presidential campaign in 2004, 49.563mn people voted for him.
The voter turnout at this voting was about 60%.