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ONF and United Russia nominate common candidate for regional governor post

June 19, 2013, 17:46 UTC+3

Acting governor of the Moscow region Andrei Vorobyov was chosen by secret ballot

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VIDNOYE, June 19 (Itar-Tass) - The All Russia People's Front (ONF) and the United Russia party have nominated Acting governor of the Moscow region Andrei Vorobyov a candidate for the post of the Governor of the Moscow region.

A decision on the common candidate was adopted by a branch organization of the United Russia party in the Moscow region at its Wednesday's conference in which ONF representatives also took part.

The common candidate was chosen by secret ballot out of three candidates who had collected the biggest number of votes during six primaries held in the Moscow region on April 25 - June 15.

Andrei Vorobyov was a winner in every round of the primaries, collecting 3,608 votes in his support,

His rivals -Chairman of the regional organization of the All-Russia Society of Invalids Nikolai Zelikov and Chairman of the regional department of the all-Russia organization "Business Russia" Alexander Levchenko are lagging behind with 708 and 693 votes in their support, respectively.

During the vote at Wednesday's conference Andrei Vorobyov received 1,184 votes of 1285 delegates to the conference, beating Alexander Levchenko (47 votes) and Nikolai Zelikov (40 votes).


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