Incumbent President Vladimir Putin receives 71.97 percent of the vote at Russian presidential election after 21.33 percent of ballots processed, according to the preliminary data of the Russian Central Election Commission (CEC).
Communist Party candidate Pavel Grudinin gets 15.9 percent of the vote after 21.33 percent of ballots processed, head of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Vladimir Zhirinovsky receives 6.95 percent, Civil Initiative party candidate Ksenia Sobchak secures 1.39 percent, according to CEC.
Grigory Yavlinsky, the co-founder of the Yabloko Party, gains 0.77 percent. Sergey Baburin from the All-People's Union party receives 0.62 percent, Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs' Rights Boris Titov - 0.6 percent, while the Communists of Russia party chairman Maxim Suraykin gets 0.61 percent.
In 2012, Putin won the presidential election with 63.6 percent of the vote.
According to Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) exit poll results, Putin receives 73.9 percent of the vote, Grudinin gains 11.2 percent, Zhirinovsky - 6.7 percent, Sobchak - 2.5 percent, Yavlinsky - 1.6 percent, Titov - 1.1 percent, Baburin - 1 percent, Suraykin - 0.8 percent. The survey was conducted at 1,200 polling places in 68 federal subjects across the country. The pollster interviewed 162,601 people, with 62.8 percent of respondents providing answers.
According to the Public Opinion Foundation (FOM) exit polls, Putin secures 76.3 percent of the vote, Grudinin gets 11.9 percent, Zhirinovsky - 6 percent, Sobchak - 2 percent, Yavlinsky - 1 percent. Titov and Suraykin gain 0.7 percent each, Baburin gets 0.6 percent. The survey was conducted at 1,127 polling places in 83 federal subjects across the country. The pollster interviewed 112,700 people, with a statistical error not exceeding 1 percent.
The Russian Interior Ministry has said no significant violations were registered during the vote that might affect the election results.