Meeting with Putin of exceptional importance for Serbia - premierWorld March 27, 4:16
Election in Moldova shows people support rapprochement with Russia - Socialist factionWorld March 27, 4:06
Former Zenit FC player Kazachenok dies at 64Sport March 27, 1:37
Russian senior MP calls on EU politicians not to hide heads in sand in Syrian settlementRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 26, 18:09
Three Russian fans stabbed after football match in BelgradeSport March 26, 3:28
Russia ready to take part in restoring oil production in Syria - energy ministerBusiness & Economy March 26, 3:27
Moscow disappointed over new US sanctions against Russian companies - Foreign MinistryRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 26, 1:28
US sanctions 8 Russian companies over non-proliferation lawWorld March 25, 21:53
Russia's Defense Ministry says US-led coalition unlikely to launch battle for Raqqa soonRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 19:06
MOSCOW, March 7 (Itar-Tass) — The Central Election Commission will announce the official results of the March 4 presidential election on Wednesday evening, the CEC press service told Itar-Tass.
The results were summed up in a record short time. The preliminary results were released in the morning of March 5 as CEC cited data from the GAS Vybory automated vote count system.
CEC's chief Vladimir Churov explained that the difference the official figures might show was negligible.
According to preliminary results, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is the clear winner with 63.6 percent of votes. He is followed by Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov /17.8 percent, Mikhail Prokhorov /7.98 percent/, Liberal Democratic Party leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky /6.22 percent/ and Just Russia leader Sergei Mironov /3.86 percent/.
The presidential election took place on March 4.
The Opposition was critical of the polls while the League of Voters public association released a memorandum, which stated the elections had not been equal, because discrimination of the well-known politicians limited the possibility of choice for citizens and made competition easier for the ruling party's candidate.