MOSCOW, December 4 (Itar-Tass) — Following the well-nigh three-month election campaign, participants in pre-election battles have nothing to do, but to wait for results of the elections. All the seven registered parties in Russia participated in the elections of the sixth State Duma for the first time.
Apart from the Duma polls, 27 regions of the Russian Federation hold elections to their legislative assemblies.
The evening and the night of summing up preliminary results will be very tense for party leaders. They are needed not only at their headquarters, but also at federal TV channels. For instance the Rossiya 1 channel already announced its traditional telethon that will start at 21.00 MT – right after the closure of polling stations in the Kaliningrad Region, the westernmost region of the Russian Federation. Information channel ”Rossiya 24” also plans to air on-line telecasting.
Besides, election participants traditionally visit the Central Election Commission where work is well in progress on Sunday at the Information Centre “Elections-2011”.
The United Russia leadership, led by chairman of its Supreme Council and speaker of the present State Duma Boris Gryzlov will gather at the party’s headquarters in Moscow in the area of the Mir Avenue. “Party will sum up the results of the parliamentary elections live over TV,” first deputy secretary of the presidium of the General Council Andrei Isayev told reporters.
Other parties are also combat-ready. The headquarters of the Russian Communist Party is stationed in the Maly Sukharevsky By-Street where the central committee of the party is located. According to a tradition, Communists carry a parallel count of votes.
Head of the election headquarters and first deputy chairman of the party’s central committee Ivan Melnikov said that the party prepared 350,000 its monitors who will be virtually at every polling station.
The Just Russia Party for which these are the second federal elections, opened its press centre at premises, leased in the Tverskoy Boulevard. The interest in the party’s results is very high.
The Lukov By-Street in the area of the Sretenka Street is the headquarters for the Russian Liberal Democratic Party. “The hot line” works throughout the day at the headquarters, and in the evening, party leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky will come to the headquarters.
The headquarters of three non-parliamentary parties, participating in the general elections for the first time, operate in the same way, having their headquarters in various districts of Moscow.
All parties will wait for results of not only the State Duma elections, but also results from elections to legislative assemblies in 27 subjects of the Russian Federation.