Semyon Zubakin

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Semyon Ivanovich Zubakin (Russian: Семён Иванович Зубакин) (born 1952) was the Head of the Altai Republic in Russia from January 1998 to January 2002 serving one four-year term. In his unsuccessful reelection attempt in 2001, there were many candidates challenging him, and Zubakin received 15% of the vote in the first round,[1][2] one of the worst showings for an incumbent candidate in world history, though he did take second place and proceeded to a runoff. He was defeated in a landslide by his opponent, Mikhail Lapshin and received only 23% of the vote.[3][4]


  1. ^ "CHUVASH OPPOSITION SHOOTS ITSELF IN THE FOOT". Jamestown Foundation. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Tallying Up Weekend's Elections". Center for Defense Information. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "LEFT WING WINS REGIONAL VICTORY.". The Jamestown Foundation. 8 January 2002. Archived from the original on 18 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Headlines". Center for Defense Information. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Vladilen Volkov
Head of the Altai Republic
Succeeded by
Mikhail Lapshin