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Exit polls: Putin wins Russia's presidential vote

 Russian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin, center, casts his ballot at a polling station  in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 4, ...
 Head of the OSCE short-term observer mission, Tonino Picula, left, and Roberto Montella, member of the OSCE short-term observer mission, examine a po...
 Russian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin, center, and his wife Lyudmila, right, receive their ballot papers at a polling stat...
 Russian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin, left, talks to the media at a polling station in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 4, 2...
 Irina Drutushyova votes with her daughter Irina at a polling station in central Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 4, 2012. Polling stations have opened a...
 Russian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin takes his passport at a polling station in Moscow on Sunday, March 4, 2012. Polling ...
 The head of the OSCE short-term observer mission, Tonino Picula examines a ballot box at a polling station in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, March 4, 201...
 Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev gets his ballot papers at a polling station in Moscow on Sunday, March 4, 2012. Polling stations have opene...
 Nadezhda Viktorovna votes at a polling station in central Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 4, 2012. Polling stations have opened across Russia for the p...
 Polling station officials clash with topless members of Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN members at a polling station in Moscow on Sunday, March 4, 201...
 Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev casts his ballot at a polling station in Moscow on Sunday, March 4, 2012. Polling stations have opened acro...
 Russian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin, center right, talks to the media at a polling station  in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, M...
 An elderly Russian woman reads her ballot paper in the village of Novaya Rzhavka, Smolensk region, western Russia, Sunday, March 4, 2012. Polling sta...

Russia Election

Russian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin, center, casts his ballot at a polling station in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 4, ...

Russia Election OSCE

Head of the OSCE short-term observer mission, Tonino Picula, left, and Roberto Montella, member of the OSCE short-term observer mission, examine a po...

Russia Election

Russian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin, center, and his wife Lyudmila, right, receive their ballot papers at a polling stat...

APTOPIX Russia Election

Russian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin, left, talks to the media at a polling station in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 4, 2...

Russia Election

Irina Drutushyova votes with her daughter Irina at a polling station in central Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 4, 2012. Polling stations have opened a...

Russia Election

Russian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin takes his passport at a polling station in Moscow on Sunday, March 4, 2012. Polling ...

Russia Election OSCE

The head of the OSCE short-term observer mission, Tonino Picula examines a ballot box at a polling station in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, March 4, 201...

Russia Election

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev gets his ballot papers at a polling station in Moscow on Sunday, March 4, 2012. Polling stations have opene...

Russia Election

Nadezhda Viktorovna votes at a polling station in central Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 4, 2012. Polling stations have opened across Russia for the p...

Russia Election

Polling station officials clash with topless members of Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN members at a polling station in Moscow on Sunday, March 4, 201...

APTOPIX Russia Election

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev casts his ballot at a polling station in Moscow on Sunday, March 4, 2012. Polling stations have opened acro...

Russia Election

Russian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin, center right, talks to the media at a polling station in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, M...

APTOPIX Russia Election

An elderly Russian woman reads her ballot paper in the village of Novaya Rzhavka, Smolensk region, western Russia, Sunday, March 4, 2012. Polling sta...

Exit polls cited by state television say Vladimir Putin has won Russia's presidential election, which the opposition and independent observers say has been marred by widespread violations.
Putin tallied 59 percent of Sunday's vote, according to a nationwide exit poll conducted by the VTsIOM polling agency for Channel one television. Another exit poll done by the FOM polling agency for Rossiya TV showed Putin received 58 percent of the ballot.
Communist Party candidate Gennady Zyuganov, got support of some 18 percent, according to the survey, and the others _ nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky, socialist Sergei Mironov and billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov _ were in single digits.
If confirmed, claims of violations could undermine the legitimacy of Putin's victory and help fuel opposition protests.


Updated : 2021-03-09 06:39 GMT+08:00