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Peter the Great 'Elected' Next President

Peter the Great outstripped the competition in a bid to become Russia's next president in a rehearsal vote held in 12 voting stations in Moscow on Saturday.

His opponents were Alexander the Great, Napoleon Bonaparte, Winston Churchill, and Genghis Khan, the Moscow election committee said, RIA-Novosti reported.

The voting stations opened at 10 a.m. in each district of the city to hold a vote replicating the procedures to be used in the presidential election on March 4. The rehearsal was also an opportunity to test the video cameras installed at each location.

The ballots included information about each candidate, including date of birth, nominating party, marital status and a summary of achievements.

At one voting station, 40 people participated in the vote, which ended at 11:30 a.m. Twenty-six voted for Peter the Great, six for Genghis Khan, and four for Alexander the Great, while Napoleon Bonaparte and Winston Churchill each received two votes.

City-wide, Peter the Great won by a large margin, but exact results will only be available Monday, the election committee said.

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