Vladimir Putin formally declared winner in Russian presidential vote

Vladimir Putin formally declared winner in Russian presidential vote

Russian electoral officials have officially declared incumbent President Vladimir Putin the winner of last Sunday's election.

The Central Election Commission on Friday issued final results, showing that Mr Putin won nearly 77% of the vote.

Communist candidate Pavel Grudinin came second with nearly 12%.

The vote was tainted by widespread reports of ballot-box stuffing and forced voting.

But Ella Pamfilova, chairwoman of the Election Commission, said at the commission's session on Friday that the vote was free and fair.

Sunday's win will keep Mr Putin in office until 2024.

- PA

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