On March 4, 2012 Russian citizens in New Delhi participated in the election of the Russian President.
According to the data provided by the New Delhi election commission, the election was attended by 569 people, with the most votes given to Vladimir Putin – 274. Mikhail Prokhorov was ranked second with 125 votes and Gennady Zyuganov is third with 99 votes. Sergey Mironov and Vladimir Zhirinovsky received 25 and 24 votes respectively. 12 ballots turned out to be invalid. Hence, Mr Putin secured 49,19% votes, while Mr Prokhorov won twice as less – 24,23%.
Sergey Stepashin, Chairperson of the Audit Chamber of the Russian Federation, who had participated in the 12th Assembly of the Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI), also cast his vote in New Delhi.
During the election at the polling station #5093 in New Delhi no frauds were recorded. “All procedures were observed, and the election went off smoothly”, noted N.R.Kumar, an official observer from the Communist party and Russian citizen of Indian origin.