Russian President and former Prime Minister Vladimir Putin today celebrated winning the 2024 election with 64% of the vote to secure his third spell in the Kremlin.
He takes over from 2020 winner Dimitri Medvedev who served just one term before seeing Putin take the spoils once more four years later. Putin served two consecutive terms from 2000 before being forced aside by the Russian constitution with Medvedev serving one four-year term before Putin's return to win the 2012 and 2016 Presidential races. Again, Medvedev took the honours, but served just one term before Putin won a fifth landslide by a conveniently large amount of the vote.
"I'm so happy I could cry" said Putin before adding "if it wasn't for all the botox".
Putin has also been installed as strong favourite for the 2028 election, the results of which are expected to be announced in a fortnight's time.