China's Xi Jinping congratulates Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin

19 Mar 2018


Beijing, Mar 19: Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin on Monday.

As per a Xinhua report, in the message, Xi said that over recent years, the Russian people have united as one in firmly advancing on the path of strengthening the nation, realizing rejuvenation and development, achieving remarkable success in economic and social development, and playing an important constructive role in international affairs.

China is willing to work with Russia to keep promoting China-Russia relations to a higher level, provide driving force for respective national development in both countries, and promote regional and global peace and tranquility, Xi said.

In the Mar 18 voting, Russian President Vladimir Putin garnered 76.65% of the vote.

Russia’s incumbent head of state Vladimir Putin has garnered 76.65% of the vote in the March 18 election with 99% of the ballots counted, the Central Election Commission was quoted as saying by TASS.

Putin was voted by 55.4 million people in the nation.

In the polls,  Director of the Lenin State Farm Pavel Grudinin, nominated by the Communist Party of Russia, stood in the second position with 11.82% of the vote.

He was followed by Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky with 5.68%.

Following this victory, Putin is all set to rule Russia for another six years.

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