Russian presidential election, 1996


Russian presidential election, 1996

Presidential elections were held in Russia in 1996. Incumbent Russian President Boris Yeltsin was seeking a four-year term. The first round was held on Sunday, June 16 1996. Boris Yeltsin and Communist challenger Gennady Zyuganov met in the runoff round on July 3; they finished first and second in the first round (June 16) with 35 and 32 percent of the vote respectively. Yeltsin won the second round with 53 percent of the vote compared to Zyuganov's 40 percent. The inauguration ceremony took place on August 9 1996.

Results

ee also

*History of post-Soviet Russia#The 1996 presidential election

External links

* [http://www.osaarchivum.org/db/fa/205-2-60-1.htm Russian Presidential Elections-96] Open Society Archives, Budapest
* [http://www.cs.indiana.edu/~dmiguse/Russian/elections.html Russian Presidential Elections-96] (Indiana University)
* [http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9606/15/russia.campaign/ Polls open for Russian presidential election CNN - Polls open for Russian presidential election - June 15 1996]
* [http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/pivotal.elections/1996/russia/ CNN - Pivotal Elections: Russia 1996]
* [http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=49&aid=1049 Poynter Online - Russian Presidential Election] (From the Poynter Institute for Media Studies [http://www.poynter.org/] ; includes a larger list of external links)


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