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Russia Presidential election 2018 Results Voting Live

Russia Presidential election Dates 2018

Russia Presidential election Date: 18 March 2018

The 2018 Russian presidential election will take place on 18 March 2018.

The first round will be held on Sunday 18 March 2018. If in the first round no candidate attains an absolute majority of the votes (more than half), then according to the law, a second round will take place exactly three weeks later, on 8 April 2018.

The incumbent, President Vladimir Putin, is eligible and widely expected to seek re-election for a second consecutive term, but has not yet confirmed that he will do so. Sources close to the Kremlin claim that Putin will run as an independent in order to capitalise on his widespread support among the Russian population. From July to October 2017, Putin made various evasive comments when asked about his plans regarding the election, including that that he has still not decided whether he would like to "step down" from the post of President, that he would "think about running", and that he “hadn’t yet decided whether to run for another term”.


Russia Presidential election Voting Live 2018 

1.The President of Russia is directly elected for a term of six years, since being extended from four years in 2008 during Dmitry Medvedev's administration. As written in Article 81 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, a candidate for president must be at least 35 years old and has to have permanently resided in Russia for the past 10 years, and cannot serve more than two terms consecutively.

2.Parties with representation in the State Duma are able to nominate a candidate to run for the office while candidates from officially registered parties that are not in parliament have to collect at least 100,000 signatures.

3. Independent candidates have to collect at least 300,000 signatures with no more than 7,500 from each federal subject of Russia.


Electoral system of Russia

The President is elected in a two-round system every six years, with a two consecutive term limitation. Prior to 2012, the term of office was four years. If no candidate wins by an absolute majority in the first round, a second election round is held between two candidates with the most votes.


Candidates for Russia Presidential election

Vladimir Zhirinovsky Liberal Democratic Party ,Gennady Zyuganov Communist Party.


Russia Parties and leaders

  • United Russia 
  • Communist Party 
  • Liberal Democratic Party 
  • A Just Russia 
  • Rodina 
  • Civic Platform 


Russia past election results 

Candidates

Nominating parties

Votes

%

Vladimir Putin United Russia 45,602,075 63.60
Gennady Zyuganov Communist Party 12,318,353 17.18
Mikhail Prokhorov self-nominated 5,722,508 7.98
Vladimir Zhirinovsky Liberal Democratic Party 4,458,103 6.22
Sergey Mironov A Just Russia 2,763,935 3.85
Valid votes 70,864,974 98.83
Invalid votes 836,691 1.17
Total votes 71,701,665 100.00
Registered voters/turnout 109,860,331 65.27
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