Putin leading in Russia’s presidential race with 71.97% after 21.33% of ballots counted

Vladimir Putin is winning presidential polls with 71.97% of votes, Russias Central Election Commission reported on Sunday after counting 21.33% of ballots, TASS reports.

CPRF candidate Pavel Grudinin is finishing second with 15.9% of the vote. LDPR candidate Vladimir Zhirinovsky is third, with 6.96% of votes.