The Election 2012 for Russian President Has Officially Begun…

MOSCOW, March 4 (RIA Novosti) – Russians began voting on Sunday in the Kamchatka Region in Russia’s Far East to elect a president for the fifth time in the nation’s post-Soviet history, the first in which the president will serve a six-year term, and not four years as previously.

Five candidates – Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov, nationalist Liberal Democratic party head Vladimir Zhirinovsky, A Just Russia party leader Sergei Mironov and the only independent, billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov – vie for the Russian presidency in the March 4 vote.

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