The United States rely on a fruitful collaboration with Vladimir Putin, who according to data from the Central Election Commission of Russia won the election on March 4, said the U.S. State Department on Monday.
“The United States congratulates Russian citizens from the end of the presidential election and hope for a fruitful collaboration with the elected president,” we read in a statement.
The presidential election was held in Russia March 4, 2012. After counting 100% of the ballots, Putin won the election with 63.60% of the vote, show data provided by the Central Election Commission of Russia.
The Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov came second with 17.18% of the vote. Then come the independent candidate Mikhail Prokhorov (7.98%), leader of the Liberal Democratic Party Vladimir Zhirinovsky (6.22%) and the Social Democratic Sergei Mironov (3.86%).