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MOSCOW, March 5 (Itar-Tass) — Russia’s Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin has gained support of 63.81 percent of voters after the Central Election Commission counted 99.037 protocols from local election commissions.
Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov comes second with 17.18 percent. The third in the race is self-nominated businessman Mikhail Prokhorov with 7.78 percent of votes. He is outscoring leader of the Liberal Democratic Party Vladimir Zhirinovsky with 6.23 percent.
Leader of the A Just Russia party Sergei Mironov is finishing in last place with 3.84 percent of votes.