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Putin Wins


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Washington hates him because he condemns US imperialism.

by Stephen Lendman

Pre-election polls predicted around a 60% majority. Final results show Putin won 63.6% of the vote. He got a clear third term mandate. In 2004, he won 71%.

Five candidates contended:

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United Russia's Vladimir Putin

The Communist Party's Gennady Zyuganov

The Liberal Democratic Party's Vladimir Zhirinovsky

Just Russia's Sergey Mironov

Independent candidate Mikhail Prokhorov (billionaire/Russia's third richest man) 

With nearly all votes counted, official results were as follows:

Putin: 63.6%

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Zyuganov: 17.2%

Prokhorov: 7.9%

Zhirinovsky: 6.2%

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