?? Expected Putin victory as vote kicks off | Al Jazeera English

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Voting is under way in Russia as 110 million eligible voters choose their leader. President Vladimir Putin is seeking a fourth term, which will give him six more years in office.

The Kremlin is hoping for a high turnout to boost the legitimacy of Putin’s expected victory.

Meanwhile, Alexei Navalny, the country’s main opposition leader, who was barred from running in the election after being convicted of embezzlement – a charge he says is politically motivated – has called on his supporters to boycott the vote.

Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from Moscow.

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