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Two Capitals Name Their Favourite Candidates
7.02.2012 11:00
Two Capitals Name Their Favourite Candidates
Mikhail Prokhorov

According to the to a survey conducted by state-run pollster VTsIOM, billionaire presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov has the support of 12 percent of voters in Moscow and 11 percent in St. Petersburg, which put him in second place behind the frontrunner, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

      The poll surveyed 1,200 people in each city in January. According to the results, Vladimir Putin would win 43 percent of the vote in Moscow and 47 percent in St. Petersburg. Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov would gain support of 8 percent of voters in Moscow and St. Petersburg,  Liberal Democratic leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky would gain 5-6% and a Just Russia leader Sergei Mironov would gain 4-5%.

      It should be pointed out that the All-Russian results of the survey differ from the two capitals' results. Thereby, Putin has the support of 52 percent of the voters, Zyuganov and Zhirinovsky each have 8 percent and Mironov and Prokhorov would get 4 percent each. 


      

Sources: Lenta.ru RIA Novosti Image: expert.ru


Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Mikhail Prokhorov Elections 2012 poll Gennady Zyuganov Vladimir Zhirinovsky 

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