Vladimir Putin is re-elected for six-year presidential term



Vladimir Putin is re-elected for six-year presidential term

Turnout at the election was a record in Russia’s modern history

Russia’s Central Election Commission has published the official results of the presidential election. According to them, 87,28 per cent of voters, or 76 million people, cast their votes for incumbent President Vladimir Putin.

Nikolay Kharitonov, a member of the Presidium of the CPRF Central Committee, got 4,31 per cent. Vladislav Davankov, deputy speaker of the State Duma, nominated by the New People party, got 3,85 per cent, while LDPR leader Leonid Slutsky got 3,2 per cent.

The election turnout was a record in Russia’s modern history at 77,44 per cent, surpassing the 2018 figure of 67,47 per cent.

Vladimir Putin’s current term in office expires on 7 May 2024. His inauguration is expected to take place on that day.

The new presidential term will be the fifth for Vladimir Putin. He was born on 7 October 1952 in Leningrad (St. Petersburg). He graduated from the Law Faculty of the Leningrad State University and received a PhD in Economics.

At various times worked in the state security agencies, in the St. Petersburg City Hall. He headed the Federal Security Service and was Secretary of the Russian Security Council. Since 31 December 1999, he has been acting President of Russia. In 2000 he first occupied the highest state post, and in 2004 he was re-elected for a second term. In 2008, amendments to the Russian Constitution came into force, allowing the president to serve six years instead of four. In 2012, Vladimir Putin, who served as the country’s prime minister from 2008-2012, was re-elected as a president. In 2018, he also won the election of the head of state.





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