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The turnout in the presidential elections of the Russian Far East and Siberia exceeds indicators of the previous campaign, which took place in 2012. This writes TASS.
In particular, in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to 18:00 local time voted by 55 percent of voters.
In Chukotka, the turnout two hours before polls closed reached 80 percent.
Voter turnout in Yakutia on 15:00 (09:00 MSK) amounted to 51.7%.
The CEC head Ella Pamfilova said that according to 10:00 turnout in Russia amounted to 16.55 percent. This is higher than in previous years: in 2000, she at this time amounted to 6.36%, in 2004-m – 8.01 percent, in 2008 — 8.94% and in 2012 — 6.53%.
The head of “Political expert group” Konstantin Kalachev said that the high turnout in the East of Russia sets the bar high for the entire country, reports RIA Novosti.
“I am in Yakutsk, everything here is in the midst of… all the regions of the Far East, we can say that the turnout is growing, and I think voting for the Far East surpasses all the most optimistic forecasts. People went to the polls, civic duty and Patriotic sentiments turned into a high turnout. I would point out separately Kamchatka. Now the highest turnout in the Far East — in Chukotka, Yakutia and Kamchatka Krai”, — said the analyst.
He added that elections are held without violations.
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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