KRASNOYARSK, December 5 (Itar-Tass) — Russia’s Siberia has announced preliminary results of the Sunday election to the State Duma lower house of parliament.
According to the chairman of the Krasnoyarsk territorial election commission, Konstantin Bocharov, 56.24 percent of eligible voters cast their ballots in Khakassia. United Russia received over 40 percent of the votes, while the Communist Party – 23.63. The Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) received 16.01 percent of the votes, while the Just Russia Party – 13.67.
As for the Novosibirsk region, United Russia got 35 percent of the votes, LDPR – 17 percent, the Just Russia Party – over 13 percent, while Communists received about 28 percent of the votes.
In Tuva, United Russia secured 86 percent of the votes, while in the Tomsk region – over 42 percent. Communists received there almost 20 percent of the votes, LDPR – 17.5 percent, and the Just Russia Party – about 13 percent.
The voter turnout in the Krasnoyarsk territory was 49.65 percent against 59.54 percent in the previous election in 2007. According to preliminary results, the pro-Kremlin party got 36.7 percent of the votes, much lower than in 2007, when 60.67 percent supported it. The Communist Party got 26.6 percent (12.72 in 2007), LDPR – 16.99 (10.56), Just Russia received 15.86 percent (7.91), while Yabloko – 3.23 (1.04).