Information on elections

Presidential elections were held in Russia on March 15, 2024. It was the eighth presidential election in the country. Incumbent Vladimir Putin won with 87% of the vote, the highest margin of victory in a presidential election in post-Soviet Russia. The results were as follows:

Vladimir Putin: Independent, 76,277,708 Votes, 88.48%
Nikolai Kharitonov: Communist Party, 3,768,470 Votes, 4.37%
Other: 7.15%
Total: 114,212,732, 100%

Legislative election results:

The President is elected in a two-round system every six years. Before 2012, the term was four years. If no candidate wins an absolute majority in the first round, a second round is held between the candidates with the most votes. The Presidency in the Russian Federation is referred to in articles 80-93 of the Russian Constitution, the information provided in these articles is illustrative of the system of elections in Russia and the main points to note are as follows: • The president is elected by universal, parity and direct suffrage with secret ballots. • The president will be elected for a six-year term • Any citizen of the Russian Federation who is 35 years of age or older and has been a permanent resident of Russia for at least 10 years can be a candidate for the presidency in Russia.

Selected articles:

Putin wins Russia election in landslide with no serious competition, March 18, 2024, The Reuters