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167,400 people watched Moscow elections through online broadcasting

September 11, 2013, 15:25 UTC+3
Users watched the process for an average 36 minutes and Muscovites accounted for 80% of visits across the country
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MOSCOW, September 11 (Itar-Tass) - A total of 167,400 people visited the official website broadcasting video footage from Moscow polling stations on the September 8 voting day, the city authority's information technology department said on Wednesday.

Users watched the process for an average 36 minutes and Muscovites accounted for 80% of visits across the country. Video cameras were installed at 3,396 polling stations in the capital.

Elections were also viewed most by people in St. Petersburg, Krasnodar territory and the Sverdlovsk, Nizhny Novgorod and Samara regions, attracting more than 9,000 site visitors. More than 8,000 people watched from abroad.

On voting day, 193 repair teams were on duty to deal with broadcasting breakdowns across Moscow, called out 536 times to examine and repair faults. Twenty-seven cameras and 300 metres of cables were replaced.

Acting Mayor Sergei Sobyanin won the Moscow election with support of more than half the voters. His main opponent, opposition activist Aleksey Navalny, gained the support of more than 27%.

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