Russia’s Vladimir Putin wins by big margin – Exit poll

Russia’s incumbent President Vladimir Putin is winning Sunday’s presidential elections, with 73.9% of the vote, according to exit poll results, TASS reports.

The voting projection, by pollster VTsIOM, put Communist party challenger Pavel Grudinin in second place with 11.2 percent.

Vladimir Zhirinovsky, head of the nationalist Liberal Democratic Party, was on 6.7 pct, and TV personality Ksenia Sobchak had 2.5 percent, the exit poll showed.

At the 2012 presidential elections, Putin received 63.60% of votes.

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