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The Foundation for Civil Society Development says that Vladimir Putin has no strong rivals and would likely win 70-75 percent of votes if he were to stand for the presidency in 2018.
Axar.az reports citing to Sputnik Russia’s incumbent President Vladimir Putin has no strong rivals and would likely win 70-75 percent of votes if he were to stand for the presidency in 2018, the Foundation for Civil Society Development (FCSD) predicted.
The non-government political research group presented a report on Thursday that explored Putin’s popularity based on April 2017 figures provided by three pollsters – Romir, VCIOM and FOM.
"President Vladimir Putin enjoys unparalleled support of the population. None of the possible challengers can come close to the sitting head of state," the report read.
A Romir survey found that the 64-year-old was most popular among voters aged 18-24 and could count on 65 percent of their votes. Among those aged 24-34, up to 64 percent were likely to support his candidacy, compared to 56 percent of people in their 40s and 50s.
2017.05.04 / 10:48