Follow The Shovel

CLOSE
Russian Election: Putin Scrapes In With Just 101% Of Vote

Russian President Vladimir Putin has narrowly retained office, obtaining just over two out of every two votes in the recent national elections.

It is a disappointing result for Mr Putin, who won 117% of the vote at the last election. The Russian leader also lost 80% of his opponents during the campaign.

In a speech to the nation, Mr Putin said he wanted to govern for all Russians, even those who hadn’t voted for him, who he urged to come forward immediately.

He also thanked his opponents, saying they had worked hard to provide the appearance of viable alternatives.

US President Donald Trump congratulated Mr Putin on his win, but pointed out his winning margin was bigger.

Like this? Donate a few bucks to The Shovel. And follow us on Email | Facebook Twitter Instagram


SHARE THIS STORY
Become a Shovel member. Or follow us on Email | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Close

Enjoy this? Support The Shovel with a one-off 99c donation

For only the cost of a really shit coffee, or the annual tax payment of a multi-national company, you can support The Shovel. Make a one-off donation instantly using Spotpass - no credit card, no spam and $5 to spend instantly.

Thanks for your support!!