MOSCOW – With the presidential elections in Russia to report the polling stations a higher turnout than six years ago. The polling stations were Sunday at 8.00 pm local time in the densely populated western part of the country.
The other seven candidates apply against the concentrated power of the Kremlin as hopeless.
In the night before had voters in the Far East and in Siberia already voted. On the far eastern peninsula of Kamchatka, the regional election commission, a turnout of 54.1 percent of the voters in the first seven hours. In the last presidential election in 2012 was that 46.1 percent. From the Siberian region of Irkutsk was an increase in turnout by six percentage points are reported.
Head of state Vladimir Putin is heading for a further six years in the highest office. The other seven candidates apply against the concentrated power of the Kremlin as hopeless.
The eight candidates for the Russian presidential elections. Above, from left to right: Vladimir Putin, Pavel Groedinin, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Ksenia Sobtsjak. Below, from left to right: Grigory Tsar, Sergei Baboerin, Boris Titov, Maxim Soerajkin.