Kamchatka and Chukotka closed for voting

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Polling stations for voting on elections of the President of Russia has closed on the Kamchatka Peninsula and the Chukotka Autonomous district. About it reports TASS.

As noted in the CEC according to preliminary data, the turnout exceeded the indicators of 2012 when the previous presidential elections in Russia.

As reported by TASS Deputy Chairman of the regional electoral Commission Igor Shamraev, in Kamchatka as of 18:00 local time the turnout was of 63.86 percent, or 148 564 voter 232 of 630 registered in the region. In the 2012 presidential election by this time made his choice of 57.04 percent of the voters.

Traditionally high voter turnout shows Chukotka. As told the Agency the Secretary of the electoral Commission of Chukotka Autonomous circle Elena Gorbunova, at 18.00 local time at polling stations in the region came 25 557 thousand citizens, which is 76,34 per cent was in the region of voters. In the presidential elections in 2012 the turnout was almost the same — 76 per cent.

March 18, across Russia held presidential elections. Polling stations are open across the country. In addition, voting is held in the embassies and consulates of Russia around the world.

Participate in elections eight candidates: Sergei Baburin (party “Russian national Union”), Pavel Grudinin (nominated from the Communist party), Vladimir Zhirinovsky (LDPR), Vladimir Putin (self), Ksenia Sobchak (“Civil initiative”), Maxim suraykin (“Communists of Russia”), Boris Titov (Batch growth), Grigory Yavlinsky (Yabloko).

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