Polls show Dmitry Medvedev will be elected as Russia's next president.
Medvedev was leading with 66.50 percent after ballots from 30 percent of
polling stations had been counted.
Medvedev, a former lawyer who has worked at Putin's side since the 1990s,
will take over in May ... but it is still unclear which of the two men will
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Putin and Medvedev ?or Medvedev and his election oppoent
Some say the election was unfair, and western monitors say the election
offered people little real choice.