2008 Russian presidential election

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The 2008 Russian presidential election was held on 2 March 2008, and resulted in the election of Dmitry Medvedev as the third President of Russia.wikipedia
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Russian presidential elections

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The 2008 Russian presidential election was held on 2 March 2008, and resulted in the election of Dmitry Medvedev as the third President of Russia.
Since the establishment of the position of the President of Russia in 1991, the presidential elections have taken place seven times: in 1991, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2018.

Gennady Zyuganov 2008 presidential campaign

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The Gennady Zyuganov presidential campaign, 2008 was the presidential campaign of Gennady Zyuganov in the 2008 election.

Mikhail Kasyanov

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In 2008, Kasyanov was a candidate in the election of President of Russia but in the middle of the campaign was denied participation on political grounds.

Sergei Ivanov

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There were other potential candidates, such as Sergey Ivanov and Viktor Zubkov, but on December 10, 2007, President Putin announced that Medvedev was his preferred successor.
After the election of Dmitry Medvedev as President of Russia, Ivanov was reappointed a Deputy Prime Minister in Vladimir Putin's second government.

United Russia

United Russia PartyUREdinaya Rossiya
Medvedev was elected for a 4-year term, whose candidacy was supported by incumbent President Vladimir Putin and five political parties (United Russia, Fair Russia, Agrarian Party, Civilian Power, Russian Ecological Party "The Greens"), received 71% of the vote, and defeated candidates from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia and the Democratic Party of Russia.
For the 2008 presidential election, United Russia nominated Dmitry Medvedev to succeed Putin.

Dmitry Medvedev 2008 presidential campaign

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The 2008 presidential campaign of Dmitry Medvedev was the successful campaign of Dmitry Medvedev in the 2008 Russian presidential election.

Vladimir Zhirinovsky

ZhirinovskyVladimir Volfovich ZhirinovskyPolitician and political activist Vladimir Volfovich Zhirinovsky
As a candidate, he also took part in the 2000 and 2008 presidential elections, promising a "police state", and to institute summary executions.

Boris Nemtsov 2008 presidential campaign

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The Boris Nemtsov 2008 presidential campaign was the campaign of Boris Nemtsov in the 2008 Russian presidential election.

Andrei Vladimirovich Bogdanov

Andrei BogdanovAndrey Bogdanov
As a candidate for the 2008 presidential election, he received 968,344 votes or 1.30% of the Russian electorate.

Civilian Power

Citizens' ForceFree Russia
Medvedev was elected for a 4-year term, whose candidacy was supported by incumbent President Vladimir Putin and five political parties (United Russia, Fair Russia, Agrarian Party, Civilian Power, Russian Ecological Party "The Greens"), received 71% of the vote, and defeated candidates from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia and the Democratic Party of Russia.
Civilian Power supported Dmitri Medvedev as their candidate in the presidential election in 2008.

Liberal Democratic Party of Russia

Liberal Democratic PartyLDPRLiberal Democratic
Medvedev was elected for a 4-year term, whose candidacy was supported by incumbent President Vladimir Putin and five political parties (United Russia, Fair Russia, Agrarian Party, Civilian Power, Russian Ecological Party "The Greens"), received 71% of the vote, and defeated candidates from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia and the Democratic Party of Russia.
In the 2008 presidential election, Zhirinovsky was re-nominated as a candidate and scored 9.4% of the vote.

Russian Ecological Party "The Greens"

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Medvedev was elected for a 4-year term, whose candidacy was supported by incumbent President Vladimir Putin and five political parties (United Russia, Fair Russia, Agrarian Party, Civilian Power, Russian Ecological Party "The Greens"), received 71% of the vote, and defeated candidates from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia and the Democratic Party of Russia.

Golos (election monitor)

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Representatives from the GOLOS monitoring group stated that "the Election Day was held in a relatively quiet atmosphere in contrast to the State Duma election day. Such large-scale violations observed then as campaigning next to polling stations, transporting of voters, intimidation of voters and others were practically non-existent."

Communist Party of the Russian Federation

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Medvedev was elected for a 4-year term, whose candidacy was supported by incumbent President Vladimir Putin and five political parties (United Russia, Fair Russia, Agrarian Party, Civilian Power, Russian Ecological Party "The Greens"), received 71% of the vote, and defeated candidates from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia and the Democratic Party of Russia.

Boris Nemtsov

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Nemtsov was briefly a candidate for the presidency of Russia in the 2008 election.

A Just Russia

Fair RussiaJust RussiaJR
Medvedev was elected for a 4-year term, whose candidacy was supported by incumbent President Vladimir Putin and five political parties (United Russia, Fair Russia, Agrarian Party, Civilian Power, Russian Ecological Party "The Greens"), received 71% of the vote, and defeated candidates from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia and the Democratic Party of Russia.
On 10 December 2007, A Just Russia was part of a coalition of parties which nominated Dmitry Medvedev as their candidate for the 2008 presidential elections.

Democratic Party of Russia

Democratic Party
Medvedev was elected for a 4-year term, whose candidacy was supported by incumbent President Vladimir Putin and five political parties (United Russia, Fair Russia, Agrarian Party, Civilian Power, Russian Ecological Party "The Greens"), received 71% of the vote, and defeated candidates from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia and the Democratic Party of Russia.

Zvezda (TV channel)

ZvezdaTelekanal Zvezdamedia outlet
During the pre-election debates on the Star TV on February 20, Nikolai Gotsa, a representative of Bogdanov, accused Vladimir Zhirinovsky and his party of lying to and betraying their supporters.
During the 2008 pre-election debates on the Zvezda TV Vladimir Zhirinovsky insulted Andrei Bogdanov's campaign manager and ordered his bodyguards to "take him away and shoot him".

Viktor Zubkov

Former Prime Minister of Russia Viktor Alekseyevich ZubkovV. ZubkovVictor Zubkov
There were other potential candidates, such as Sergey Ivanov and Viktor Zubkov, but on December 10, 2007, President Putin announced that Medvedev was his preferred successor.
However, in December 2007 Putin officially gave his support to Dmitry Medvedev for the 2008 presidential election, effectively dashing Zubkov's hopes for the presidency.

Gennady Zyuganov

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The second most popular candidate was Gennady Zuganov, Leader of the Communist Party of Russia, who was expected to receive between 6% and 15% of the vote.
In the presidential election on March 2, 2008, Zyuganov garnered 17.76% of the vote and came in second to Medvedev's 70.23%.

Dmitry Medvedev

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The 2008 Russian presidential election was held on 2 March 2008, and resulted in the election of Dmitry Medvedev as the third President of Russia.

President of Russia

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The 2008 Russian presidential election was held on 2 March 2008, and resulted in the election of Dmitry Medvedev as the third President of Russia.

Vladimir Putin

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Medvedev was elected for a 4-year term, whose candidacy was supported by incumbent President Vladimir Putin and five political parties (United Russia, Fair Russia, Agrarian Party, Civilian Power, Russian Ecological Party "The Greens"), received 71% of the vote, and defeated candidates from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia and the Democratic Party of Russia.

Agrarian Party of Russia

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Medvedev was elected for a 4-year term, whose candidacy was supported by incumbent President Vladimir Putin and five political parties (United Russia, Fair Russia, Agrarian Party, Civilian Power, Russian Ecological Party "The Greens"), received 71% of the vote, and defeated candidates from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia and the Democratic Party of Russia.