With over 94% of the votes counted, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has won a clear first-round victory in today’s Russian Presidential election. His percentage of the vote currently stands at 64.78%, as against 17.03% for Communist Party candidate Gennadi Zyuganov; 7.06% for billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, an independent candidate; 6.31% for Vladimir Zhirinovsky of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia; and A Just Russia leader Sergei Mironov at 3.73%. LaRouchePAC
Teary-eyed Putin addresses 110,000 crowd near Kremlin RussiaToday
‘We won!’ Teary-eyed Putin proclaims victory
05 March, 2012
Vladimir Putin, set to win a third presidential term, declared his victory and thanked his voters for their support. Polling at almost 64 percent with almost all of the votes counted, victory seems assured.
“We have won in an open and fair struggle,” Putin said, addressing 110,000 people gathered on Manezhnaya Square outside the Kremlin walls.
He stressed that this victory signals a defeat for those who want to destroy Russia. Continue reading