A Run-off will be held March 23rd if
the lead candidate fails to achieve at least a 50% majority.
Honourable mention for "top 10" finishes among contenders along the
way go to:
Bogdanov, Kasyanov, Glazyev, Yavlinsky, Luzhkov, Gryzlov & Rogozin.
President Putin has
overwhelming popularity but is barred from a third mandate by the
PM Zubkov is presently
Prime Minister but has dropped out of the race; as has
Deputy PM Ivanov.
Dmitry Medvedev is one
of two Deputy PMs & Chairman of Gazprom