Vladimir Putin has registered a commanding victory in the Russian Presidential election thus confirming his seat in office for next 6 years. The State Exit Poll of Russia has given him a 73.9 percent votes against his closest rival Pavel Grudinin who just managed to bag only 11.2 percent of vote share.
The pre-results are given by Central Electoral Commission. The Commission also stated that the voter turnout was higher than expected at 59.9 percent.
Many political groups and the main Opposition leader Alexei Navalny who was banned from contesting due to a conviction in a major fraud has called upon Russians to boycott of the
However, only 23 percent of ballots have counted and with time more results will start pouring in.