|3rd Head of the Altai Republic|
13 January 1998 – 19 January 2002
|Preceded by||Vladilen Volkov|
|Succeeded by||Mikhail Lapshin|
Semyon Ivanovich Zubakin
4 May 1952
Verkh-Uymon, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Semyon Ivanovich Zubakin (Russian: Семён Иванович Зубакин) (born 4 May 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, 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.
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