Russian President Vladimir Putin has once again won a historic victory in the elections held on Sunday. The Union Election Commission said that Putin secured 77 percent of the votes. Electoral officials said Putin, who ruled Russia for nearly two decades, has done the best performance so far in Sunday’s elections.
At a time when relations between Russia and the West are going through a bad phase, the people of Russia have chosen Putin as the President for the next 6 years. Now he will be in the post till 2024.
Putin will be 71 years old at the end of his tenure in 2024, and at that time there will be a man who is also the longest leader after Soviet ruler Joseph Stalin. Putin had promised to the citizens of his country before this election that they would strengthen the defense sector against the West and improve the standard of living of the people.
Putin, who has dominated politics since the past 18 years, addressing the crowd of his fans said that he believed in this victory because he had won confidence vote even in difficult circumstances.
According to the results, Putin’s closest rival and Communist Party candidate Pawel Grudinin received about 13 percent of the votes, while Nationalist Vladimir Zirinowski received nearly 6 percent of the votes. No candidate could give Putin a bout of competition and opposition leader Alexei Navloni was stopped from contesting the elections. Putin, 65, has been on the Russian President since 2000.