Russia- Vladimir Putin wins Presidential polls
The 59 year old ex-KGB spy and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin paved way for his 3rd term as the President of Russia after he won the Presidential polls and thus secured a record 3rd term in the Kremlin. He recorded a landslide victory over his four rivals.
The Exit polls and preliminary results gave him about 60% of the votes. Putin who was Russia’s President from 2000-08 (two consecutive terms) was not allowed to contest 3rd time consecutively for the Presidential term as the Russian constitution doesn’t allows for standing for Presidential term for a third consecutive term. He will be swapping role as Prime Minister with his close aide Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
The opposition groups described Polls as a far-flung fraud; they alleged that many people voted more than once. The polling, which was held all over Russia, was supervised by election observers and over 1 Lakh web cams.