Russia... 'We won!' Teary-eyed Vladimir Putin Wins 3rd Presidential Term With Over 60 Percent of Votes

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Sun, 03/04/2012 - 4:21pm.


Vladimir Putin, set to win a third presidential term, declared his victory and thanked his voters for their support. Polling at over 64.6 percent with over half of the votes counted, victory seems assured. ~ Related articles

"We have won in an open and fair struggle," Putin said addressing 110,000 people, who gathered on Manezhnaya Square outside the Kremlin walls.

He stressed that this victory signals a defeat for those who want to destroy Russia.

"This was more than just a presidential election this was a very important test for us - a test for political maturity of our people and independence. We have demonstrated that nobody can impose anything on us we have shown that our people are capable of telling the difference between the desire for novelty and progress from political provocations that pressure with only one goal - to destroy Russia. Today our people have proved that such scenarios are not going to work in our country," Putin said.

"We will work honestly and intensely and we will achieve success we encourage you all to unite for the benefit of our or nation and out homeland."

Putin appeared on stage together with outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev, who also thanked all of Putin's supporters.

"Thank you all for supporting our candidate. We all needed this victory our country needed it each one of needs this victory we will not give it away to anybody," the president said.

In 2008, when Dmitry Medvedev won the presidential race, they also came out together to give speeches.

Vladimir Putin is leading the race for the country's top job with over 64 per cent of the vote. The leader of the Russian Communist Party Gennady Zyuganov is in second place with about 17 per cent.


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March 4, 2012 - RussiaToday


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