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Russian catchword in 2012 is voting for stability, prosperity

03-05-2012 10:27 BJT Special Report:Russia Presidential Election 2012 |

MOSCOW, March 4 (Xinhua) -- As Russian voters cast their ballots to select a new president, many say that their choice for a national leader was based on one rule - that is, who was most likely to bring stability and prosperity to Russia.

Outspoken supporters of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who is widely believed to win the election, believe that none other than him will be able to materialize what those catchwords stand for because of his deeds in his previous two terms of presidency from 2000 to 2008.

"I judge him (Putin) from his previous tenure as the president," said 30-year-old lawyer Yevgenia Martynova. "He has been the undisputed master of the nation while all the other candidates have no experience in running the country."

Iliya Balahanova, a public relations manager with a large advertising firm, said he voted for Putin mostly with regard to the international situation.

"Any change in the government will inevitably lead to a period of instability," Balahanova said. "I see nobody else except Putin among the candidates who could guarantee smooth and painless power transition. Russia needs no turbulence."

Among the respondents to Xinhua exit interviews, over half said that they had voted for Putin for his sincerity and ability to cash in his campaign promises.

"With Putin as the country's next president, Russia will for sure change from good to better through promised changes," said a voter known only by her given name Lydia.

A middle-aged man who declined to give his name told Xinhua that he had voted for one who would secure stability for his country.

Aside from Putin, who enjoys greater support among voters according to opinion polls, four other candidates also sought Russia's top job.

 


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