A Guide to the Election in Russia This Weekend

Russia is holding a presidential election on Sunday, with President Vladimir Putin widely expected to win.Still, Putin does have political opponents and the election has consequences for Russia and the West.Here’s CNBC guide to the vote.What’s happening?The presidential election on March 18 will see Russia’s registered voters — around 110 million people, as of 2016, out of a total population of 142 million — head to the polls.

Source: Russia’s election 2018: A simple guide – CNBC

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Currency Analyst at OANDA
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.