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Russians vote for new president


13:59, March 04, 2012

Kamchatska governor Vladimir Iliukhin and his wife cast their ballots in the presidential election at NO.177 polling station in the Yelizovo, Kamchatska, Russia, March 4, 2012. Voting began on Sunday in Russia's Far East in the presidential election. (Xinhua)

MOSCOW, March 4 (Xinhua) -- Russians went to polls on Sunday to elect a new president and incumbent Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is widely expected to win the election.
As Russia's vast territory encompasses nine time zones, voting first began in its Far Eastern regions, including Kamchatka and Magadan, at 08:00 a.m. local time (20:00 GMT Saturday), while voters in other parts of the Russian territory still have to wait for several hours to vote.

Local media said that some 65 percent of the 109 million eligible voters are expected to cast their ballots in some 94,000 domestic polling stations and 384 overseas stations in more than 140 countries.

Voters in Kaliningrad, the westmost exclave of Russia located between Poland and Lithuania, will be the last on the Russian territory to cast their ballots at 21:00 Moscow time (1700 GMT) on Sunday.

As of 04:00 GMT, the voting starts in the country's two biggest cities, namely Moscow and St. Petersburg. Outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev with his wife would cast their votes at the polling station No. 2634 in a Moscow school, while presidential hopeful Putin would vote at the polling stations No. 2079 in the Russian Academy of Sciences, said their spokespersons.

In the Central Election Commission (CEC) in central Moscow, a video wall showing webcasts from polling stations across Russia was launched Sunday.

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