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Russians In Nigeria To Commence Diaspora Voting



Vladimir Putin

In the run up to the March 18, Russian Presidential election, Russians in Nigerian city of Lagos are to commence Diaspora (early) voting on March 10th.

Similarly, Russians resident in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, will have the opportunity to perform their civic duty, as polling station will be opened on the 18 March.

The Embassy of Russian Federation in Nigeria will be the organizer and supervisor of both exercises.

The election is expected to see 110,864,228 million Russians registered voters participate in the crucial election.

The election is a significant milestone in the deepening of Russia’s Democracy. which began in 1991. It will see Russians all over the world voting in an oversea balloting. The current President, Vladimir Put in will square up with eight other candidates.

The first round will be held on Sunday 18 March 2018. If in the first round no candidate attains an absolute majority of the votes (more than half), then according to the law, a second round will take place exactly three weeks later, on 8 April 2018.

On 6 December 2017, incumbent President Vladimir Putin announced that he would seek re-election for a second consecutive term and fourth term overall. Putin is widely expected to win, and has consistently scored higher than 40%, and often much higher, in opinion polls since the last presidential election.