At the time, Putin was the acting president and had succeeded Boris Yeltsin after his resignation in 1999.
On March 26 in the year 2000, presidential elections were held in Russia, and incumbent prime minister and acting president Vladimir Putin was announced as Russia’s President. He had already succeeded Boris Yeltsin after his resignation on 31 December 1999, but was looking for a four-year term in his own right. And much to everyone’s amazement, he won the elections of the president of the Russian Federation in the first round itself.
It all started on January 5, 2000 when the decision to conduct the early elections of the Russian Federation president was decided by the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the RF. It was due to B. N. Yeltsin’s retirement on December 31, 1999.
The final list of 12 candidates for the president’s post by the Central election committee included S. S. Govorukhin, U. A. Jabrayilov, V. V. Zhirinovsky, V. V. Zyuganov, E. A. Pamfilova, A. I. Podberezkin, V. V. Putin, apart from E. V. Savostyanov, Yu. I. Skuratov, K. A. Titov, A.-G. M. Tuleev, and G. A. Yavlinsky. After the registration, E. V. Savjstyanov withdrew his name and the list then comprised 11 last names.
The total number of voters was 109 million 372 thousand 046 people, and out of those, 75 million 181 thousand 071 people participated. When the voting results came out, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin won the elections and had the majority of votes, and was named as the Russian Federation president.
Coming to Putin, he was born on October 7, 1952 in Leningrad. It was 1970 that he entered the International Law branch of the Leningrad State University, and in 1975, he joined the agencies for state security. He was also in the First Chief Directorate (foreign intelligence service) of the KGB of the USSR.
When Boris Yeltsin resigned, he took over as the Russian President. In 2004, he was re-elected for the second term. His third term was from 2012, and finally on March 18, 2018, Vladimir Putin was elected the President of Russia for the fourth term.
Since 1999, Putin has served continuously as President or Prime Minister of Russia.