Presidential candidate did not count on winning presidential elections
Kazakhstan, Astana, March 5 / Trend, D. Mukhtarov /
The Russian presidential candidate at the last elections held on March 4, Mikhail Prokhorov, initially did not count on victory, general director of the Political Information Centre Alexey Mukhin believes.
"Prokhorov, whilst carrying out his pre-election campaign initially knew what he wanted. For him the elections are a type of leisure activity and I do not believe in his political future. His motivation is clear and explicable; but he realised that he needs to negotiate with foreign investors in the future," Mukhin said on Monday during a press marathon 'Elections 2012: public discussion of the presidential election of the Russian Federation'.
Russian presidential elections were held on Sunday, March 4. According to the CEC, after handling 99.3 per cent of the ballot, Putin secured 63.75 per cent of the votes, Gennady Zyuganov - 17.19 per cent, Mikhail Prokhorov - 7.82 per cent, Vladimir Zhirinovsky - 6.23 per cent and Sergei Mironov - 3.85 per cent.