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Russia’s preliminary results favour President Putin

Story by Oleen Ndori, Foreign Desk editor

PRELIMINARY results show that incumbent Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to win the country’s eighth Presidential election with 87.32 percent of votes after 95.04 percent of ballots were counted by late Sunday.

Under Russia’s Presidential election regulations, a candidate who receives more than 50 percent of the votes, will secure victory.

According to the Central Election Commission (CEC), there was a 74.22 percent voter turnout.

The final results will be confirmed no later than the 28th of this month and will be announced within three days of confirmation.

The Russian Presidential election was held over three days from Friday to Sunday.

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