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By: Benedict S. Gombocz
   Held in Russian SFSR on 12    June 1991; first presidential    election in the nation’s history,    following referend...
   Presidential candidate: Boris Yeltsin       Vice-presidential candidate: Alexander Rutskoy       Party: None       ...
   Presidential candidate: Aman Tuleyev       Vice-presidential candidate: Victor Bocharov       Party: Communist Party...
   Against all       Votes: 1,525,410       Percent: 2.0   Invalid/blank votes       Votes: 1,716,757       Percent:...
   Held in Russia on 16 June 1996;    second round was held 3 July   Result was victory for    incumbent President Boris...
 Candidate:         Candidate: Gennady  Boris Yeltsin       Zyuganov                     Party: Communist Party: None ...
   Candidate: Boris       Candidate: Gennady                            Zyuganov    Yeltsin                           P...
   Held in Russia on 26 March    2000   Incumbent PM and acting    President Vladimir Putin,    who ascended to the    p...
   Candidate: Vladimir Putin              Candidate: Aman Tuleyev       Party: None                            Party: ...
   Candidate: Ella Pamfilova            Candidate: Alexey Podberezkin       Party: For Civic Dignity             Party...
   Held in Russia on 14 March    2004   Incumbent President    Vladimir Putin was seeking    another four-year term   P...
   Candidate: Vladimir Putin       Party: None       Votes: 49,558,328       Percent: 71.9   Candidate: Nikolay Khari...
   Oleg Malyshkin       Party: Liberal Democratic Party of Russia       Votes: 1,405,326       Percent: 2.0   Sergey ...
   Held on 2 March 2008; resulted in    election of Dmitry Medvedev as third    President of Russia   Medvedev’s candida...
   Candidate: Dmitry Medvedev       Nominating parties: United Russia (was also supported by Agrarian Party, Fair Russia...
   Total     Votes: 74,746,649     Percent: 100   Registered voters/turnout     Votes: 107,222,016     Percent: 69.7
   Held on 4 March 2012 with five officially    registered candidates: four representatives    (each one from a party rep...
   Candidate: Vladimir Putin       Nominating parties: United Russia       Votes: 45,513,001       Percent: 63.64   C...
   Sergey Mironov     Party: A Just Russia     Votes: 2,755,642     Percent: 3.85   Valid votes       Votes: 70,686,...
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  1. 1. By: Benedict S. Gombocz
  2. 2.  Held in Russian SFSR on 12 June 1991; first presidential election in the nation’s history, following referendum on electing a president in March Result was victory for Boris Yeltsin, who won 58.6% of the vote , and won over CPSU candidate Nikolai Ryzhkov Yeltsin ran as an independent, but was supported by Democratic Russia
  3. 3.  Presidential candidate: Boris Yeltsin  Vice-presidential candidate: Alexander Rutskoy  Party: None  Votes: 45,552,041  Percent: 58.6 Presidential candidate: Nikolai Ryzhkov  Vice-presidential candidate: Boris Gromov  Party: Communist Party of the Soviet Union  Votes: 13,395,335  Percent: 17.2 Presidential candidate: Vladimir Zhirinovsky  Vice-presidential candidate: Andrey Zavidiya  Party: Liberal Democratic Party  Votes: 6,211,007  Percent: 8.0
  4. 4.  Presidential candidate: Aman Tuleyev  Vice-presidential candidate: Victor Bocharov  Party: Communist Party of the Soviet Union  Votes: 5,417,464  Percent: 7.0 Presidential candidate: Albert Makashov  Vice-presidential candidate: Aleksei Sergeyev  Party: Communist Party of the Soviet Union  Votes: 2,969,511  Percent: 3.8 Presidential candidate: Vadim Bakatin  Vice-presidential candidate: Ramazan Abdulatipov  Party: Communist Party of the Soviet Union  Votes: 2,719,757  Percent: 3.5
  5. 5.  Against all  Votes: 1,525,410  Percent: 2.0 Invalid/blank votes  Votes: 1,716,757  Percent: - Total  Votes: 79,507,282  Percent: 100 Registered voters/turnout  Votes: 106,484,518  Percent: 74.7
  6. 6.  Held in Russia on 16 June 1996; second round was held 3 July Result was victory for incumbent President Boris Yeltsin, who ran as independent and defeated opponent Gennady Zyuganov of Communist Party of the Russian Federation in run-off Yeltsin won 54.4% of the vote; his inauguration ceremony was held on Friday 9 August
  7. 7.  Candidate:  Candidate: Gennady Boris Yeltsin Zyuganov  Party: Communist Party: None Party of the Russian Votes: Federation 26,665,495  Votes: 24,211,686 Percent: 35.8  Percent: 32.5
  8. 8.  Candidate: Boris  Candidate: Gennady Zyuganov Yeltsin  Party: Communist Party Party: None of the Russian Federation Votes: 40,203,948  Votes: 30,102,288 Percent: 54.4  Percent: 40.7
  9. 9.  Held in Russia on 26 March 2000 Incumbent PM and acting President Vladimir Putin, who ascended to the presidency in the wake of Boris Yeltsin’s resignation on 31 December 1999, was seeking a four-year term Putin won the elections in first round over Communist opponent Gennady Zyuganov
  10. 10.  Candidate: Vladimir Putin  Candidate: Aman Tuleyev  Party: None  Party: None  Votes: 39,740,467  Votes: 2,217,364  Percent: 53.4  Percent: 3.0 Candidate: Gennady  Candidate: Vladimir Zyuganov Zhirinovsky  Party: Communist Party of the  Party: Liberal Democratic Russian Federation Party of Russia  Votes: 21,928,468  Votes: 2,026,509  Percent: 29.5  Percent: 2.7 Candidate: Grigory  Konstantin Titov Yavlinsky  Party: None (unofficially  Party: Yabloko aligned with Union of Right  Votes: 4,351,450 Forces)  Percent: 5.9  Votes: 1,107,269  Percent: 1.5
  11. 11.  Candidate: Ella Pamfilova  Candidate: Alexey Podberezkin  Party: For Civic Dignity  Party: Spiritual Heritage  Votes: 758,967  Votes: 98,177  Percent: 1.0  Percent: 0.1 Candidate: Stanislav Govorukhin  Candidate: Umar Dzhabrailov  Party: None  Party: None  Votes: 328,723  Votes: 78,498  Percent: 0.4  Percent: 0.1 Candidate: Yury Skuratov  Against all  Party: None  Votes: 1,414,673  Votes: 319,189  Percent: 1.9  Percent: 0.4  Invalid/blank votes  Votes: 701,016  Percent: -  Total  Votes: 75,070,770  Percent: 100  Registered voters/turnout  Votes: 109,372,043  Percent: 68.6
  12. 12.  Held in Russia on 14 March 2004 Incumbent President Vladimir Putin was seeking another four-year term Putin was re-elected with 71.9% of the vote, winning over Communist Party candidate Nikolay Kharitonov
  13. 13.  Candidate: Vladimir Putin  Party: None  Votes: 49,558,328  Percent: 71.9 Candidate: Nikolay Kharitinov  Party: Communist Party of the Russian Federation  Votes: 9,514,554  Percent: 13.8 Candidate: Sergey Glazyev  Party: None  Votes: 2,850,610  Percent: 4.1 Candidate: Irina Khakamada  Party: None  Votes: 2,672,189  Percent: 3.9
  14. 14.  Oleg Malyshkin  Party: Liberal Democratic Party of Russia  Votes: 1,405,326  Percent: 2.0 Sergey Mironov  Party: Russian Party of Life  Votes: 524,332  Percent: 0.8 Against all  Votes: 2,397,140  Percent: 3.5 Invalid/blank votes  Votes: 578,847  Percent: - Total  Votes: 69,501,326  Percent: 100 Registered voters/turnout  Votes: 108,064,281  Percent: 64.3
  15. 15.  Held on 2 March 2008; resulted in election of Dmitry Medvedev as third President of Russia Medvedev’s candidacy was backed by incumbent President Vladimir Putin and five political parties (United Russia, Fair Russia, Agrarian Party, Civilian Power, Russian Ecological Party “The Greens”) and he won 71% of the vote, defeating candidates from Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Liberal Democratic Party of Russia and Democratic Party of Russia The fairness of this election was disputed and official monitoring groups gave conflicting reports; some reported the election was free and fair and others reported that not every candidate had equal coverage from the media and that Kremlin opposition was not treated fairly OSCE election monitoring group declined to monitor the election because of what it labeled “severe restrictions on its observers by the Russian government”, a charge Russia fervidly dismissed
  16. 16.  Candidate: Dmitry Medvedev  Nominating parties: United Russia (was also supported by Agrarian Party, Fair Russia, Russian Ecological Party – “The Greens” and Civilian Power, but was officially nominated by United Russia)  Votes: 52,530,712  Percent: 71.2 Candidate: Gennady Zyuganov  Nominating parties: Communist Party of the Russian Federation  Votes: 13,243,550  Percent: 18.0 Candidate: Vladimir Zhirinovsky  Nominating parties: Liberal Democratic Party of Russia  Votes: 6,988,510  Percent: 9.5 Candidate: Andrei Bogdanov  Nominating parties: Democratic Party of Russia  Votes: 968,344  Percent: 1.3 Invalid/blank ballots  Votes: 1,105,533  Percent: -
  17. 17.  Total  Votes: 74,746,649  Percent: 100 Registered voters/turnout  Votes: 107,222,016  Percent: 69.7
  18. 18.  Held on 4 March 2012 with five officially registered candidates: four representatives (each one from a party represented in State Duma) and one independent This election was for the new and extended term of six years At the United Russia Congress, held in Moscow on 24 September 2011, incumbent President Dmitry Medvedev offered incumbent PM and predecessor Vladimir Putin to reclaim the presidency, which Putin accepted, offering Medvedev in turn to stand on United Russia ticket in legislative election in December so Medvedev could be PM at the close of his presidential term Putin gained 63.64 percent of the vote with nearly 100% of the votes counted; with this victory, he has received a third term in the Kremlin Observers from Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe reported there were irregularities including ballot stuffing at nearly a third of the stations they monitored Next presidential election will be in 2018
  19. 19.  Candidate: Vladimir Putin  Nominating parties: United Russia  Votes: 45,513,001  Percent: 63.64 Candidate: Gennady Zyuganov  Nominating parties: Communist Party of the Russian Federation  Votes: 12,288,624  Percent: 17.18 Candidate: Mikhail Prokhorov  Nominating parties: None  Votes: 5,680,558  Percent: 7.94 Candidate: Vladimir Zhirinovsky  Nominating parties: Liberal Democratic Party of Russia  Votes: 4,448,959  Percent: 6.22
  20. 20.  Sergey Mironov  Party: A Just Russia  Votes: 2,755,642  Percent: 3.85 Valid votes  Votes: 70,686,784  Percent: 98.84 Invalid votes  Votes: 833,191  Percent: 1.16 Total votes  Votes: 71,519,975  Percent: 100.00 Registered voters/turnout  Votes: 109,610,812  Percent: 65.25
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