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Russia’s oldest voter, 120-year-old woman, takes part in parliamentary polls

September 19, 2016, 8:56 UTC+3 KRASNODAR

Russia’s oldest voter, Tanzilya Bisembeyeva, 120, voted at home

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KRASNODAR, September 18. /TASS/. Russia’s oldest voter, Tanzilya Bisembeyeva, 120, has taken part in the parliamentary elections on Sunday in Russia’s southern Astrakhan region, the chief of the local administration, Elman Takiyev, told TASS.

According to Takiyev, the old woman cannot walk and hence she voted at home.

Elections to the State Duma, Russia’s lower house of Parliament, are being on September 18 in a split system: 225 members of parliament will be elected by party tickets, while the other 225 are going to be elected in one-seat constituencies. More than 111 million people are eligible to vote in the election and no minimal turnout is required.

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