Vladimir Putin leads the election with 62%…

Russia’s presidential election is over. At 9 p.m. Moscow time voting stations in Russia’s westernmost Kaliningrad region closed. According to exit polls, Vladimir Putin leads the election with 58,3%.

Other candidates have scored:

Gennady Zyuganov (the Communist Party) 17,7%

Independent candidate Mikhail Prokhorov 9,2%

Vladimir Zhirinovsky (the Liberal-Democratic Party) 8,5%

Sergey Mironov (A Just Russia) 4,8%.

A poll of voters was conducted in 1000 stations in 63 Russian regions. 31,7% of the respondents refused to answer.

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