Putin wins fourth term with 73.9 percent of vote: exit poll

Putin wins fourth term with 73.9 percent of vote: exit poll
Putin wins fourth term with 73.9 percent of vote: exit poll

Vladimir Putin is projected to win the Russian presidential election with 73.9 per cent of the vote, securing a fourth Kremlin term, according to an exit poll by state-owned pollster VTsIOM.

The exit poll from 1,200 polling stations around Russia gave second place to Communist candidate Pavel Grudinin with 11.2 percent.
VTsIOM said in a statement that over 37 percent of those polled refused to say who they voted for. (AFP)