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MAKHACHKALA, September 8 (Itar-Tass) - Ramazan Abdulatipov has been elected as president of Russia’s North Caucasian republic of Dagestan by the majority of votes. Eighty-six of the 88 parliamentarians voted for his candidacy.
Under the effective legislation Russian regions can hold direct elections or replace them with legislatures’ voting for candidates picked by the president upon political parties’ recommendation. Dagestan chose the second variant adopting the relevant regional law last May.
On August 19 President Vladimir Putin submitted to Dagestan’s parliament three candidates - the republic’s acting head Ramazan Abdulatipov, labour and social development minister Malik Bagliyev and human rights ombudsman Ummupazil Omarov.
Political scientists named Abdulatipov as the favourite of the presidential election race noting that he had no rival in Dagestan who could compete with him.
Abdulatipov is the only candidate who gained support of five political parties - United Russia, A Just Russia, the Communist Party, the Patriots of Russia and Right Cause.