The only surprising thing about the election was the clarity of the results: 76.6 percent of Russian voters chose to give President Vladimir Putin another six years in office. With turnout at 67 percent that was an absolute majority of the votes and Putin's strongest performance so far. Nonetheless commentators aren't convinced that Putin has won right down the line.

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