19 Mar 2018 13:20

Grudinin gets 11.90%, Zhirinovsky 5.66%, Sobchak 1.67% of vote in Russian presidential elections - Pamfilova, citing preliminary results

MOSCOW. March 19 (Interfax) - Pavel Grudinin came in second in the Russian presidential election with 11.90% of the vote, with 99.84% of ballots counted, Russian Central Elections Commission (CEC) Chair Ella Pamfilova said on Monday.

"Based on preliminary voting results, Pavel Grudinin is second with 11.90%, or 8.648 million votes," Pamfilova said.

"Vladimir Zhirinovsky is third with 5.66%, or 4.151 million votes. Ksenia Sobchak is fourth with 1.67%, or 1.226 million votes," she said.

Grigory Yavlinsky garnered 1.04% of the vote (765,122 votes), Boris Titov 0.76% (555,189 votes), Maxim Suraikin 0.68% (498,575 votes), and Sergei Baburin 0.65% (477,903 votes).

A total of 73.37 million voters came to the polling stations, she said.