Vladimir Putin is set to extend his power in Russia for another six years after winning Sunday’s presidential election with a projected 73.9% of the vote, a state-run exit poll shows.
Putin was widely expected to win his fourth term as President, with no meaningful opposition in the running and his fiercest opponent, Alexei Navalny, barred from the race.
Putin, a former KGB spy, has dominated Russian politics for 18 years and the 65-year-old was already the country’s longest-serving leader since Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.
Exit polls are not final, and official results are gradually being released.
Putin declared victory in front of thousands …read more
Source: FOX CT