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Single Voting Day over in Russia

September 14, 2014, 21:21 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Elections of various levels were held in all Russian regions, except the republic of Ingushetia

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MOSCOW, September 14. /ITAR-TASS/. The Single Voting Day in Russia, the biggest one in recent years, is over. All polling stations closed at 20:00 local time on Sunday, with the last ones closed at 21:00 Moscow time in Russia’s westernmost Kaliningrad region.

Elections of various levels were held in all Russian regions, except the republic of Ingushetia. Elections were held in two new Russian regions - Crimea and the city of Sevastopol - too. In all, the country saw about 5,800 election campaigns and local referendums. About 75 million eligible voters have been registered across the country. Thirty Russian regions elected their heads and governors, 14 regions elected legislative assemblies, three administrative centres of Russian regions elected their mayors.

The voter turnout was in general low, but is some regions it exceeded 50% Thus, according to the Central Election Commission, this high turnout was reported from the gubernatorial elections in the Orel, Samara and Tyumen regions, and in elections of heads of the republics of Komi and Kalmykia.

High turnout was registered at elections to legislative assemblies in the republic of Tyva - 67%, in the republic of Tatarstan - 69%, in the republic of Kabardino-Balkaria - 67%, and the republic of Karachay-Cherkessia - 66%

According to exit poll results in central Russian regions and preliminary results of vote counting in the Far Eastern regions acting governors winning more than 70% of the vote.

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