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Russian Presidential Elections, Vladimir Putin Won for Fifth Term

Utkarsh Classes 18-03-2024
Russian Presidential Elections, Vladimir Putin Won for Fifth Term Person in News 4 min read

Russian President Vladimir Putin has won a historic fifth term in the presidential polls, securing a landslide victory. Mr. Putin has claimed his victory is a sign of the country's trust and hope in him. 

  • After counting 75% of the votes, Russia's electoral commission has said Putin was leading with 87.14% of the vote. Second place went to the Communist party candidate, Nikolai Kharitonov.
  • The government claims that the turnout was the highest in history at 74% of the electorate. Putin's previous highest result came in 2018, where he purportedly earned 76.7% of the vote with a 67.5% turnout. 
  • Despite the anticipated outcome of Putin's re-election, Russia's opposition made an effort to demonstrate their own influence. Multiple polling stations in Moscow and other cities saw significant lines as citizens responded to Navalny's widow's call to action.
  • The Kremlin's electoral system worked hard to increase voter turnout and Putin's percentage of the vote during his attempt to gain public support for his war in Ukraine and fifth term as president. 
  • This effort was demonstrated by the release of results typically seen in Russia's most authoritarian regions, such as Chechnya.

About Russia

  • Russia, the world's largest country, occupies one-tenth of the Earth's total land mass.
  • Official name: Russian Federation
  • Form of Government: Federation
  • Capital: Moscow
  • Official language: Russian
  • Currency: Ruble
  • Major mountain ranges: Ural, Altai
  • Major rivers: Amur, Irtysh, Lena, Ob, Volga, Yenisei

India and Russia

  • India and Russia have had a strong and enduring partnership for many years. This partnership has been a crucial part of India's foreign policy. 
  • The "Declaration on the India-Russia Strategic Partnership" in October 2000 signed during the visit of Russian President H.E. Mr. Vladimir Putin to India. 
  • With this declaration India-Russia ties have strengthened and developed, encompassing cooperation in various areas of the bilateral relationship such as politics, security, trade and economy, defense, science, technology and culture.
  • To ensure regular interaction and follow-up on cooperation activities, several institutionalized dialogue mechanisms operate at both political and official levels under the Strategic Partnership. 
  •  In December 2010 Russian President visited India and the Strategic Partnership was elevated to the level of a "Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership."

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