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Yakutia’s acting head wins nearly 59% of votes

September 14, 2014, 23:13 UTC+3 YAKUTSK

The voter turnout exceeded 52%

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YAKUTSK, September 14. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Siberian republic of Yakutia was the first among all other Russian regions that had elections on Sunday to count 100% of ballot papers, the republic’s election commission told ITAR-TASS, adding that acting head of republic Yegor Borisov has won 58.73% of votes.

Borisov’s closest rival, Ernst Berezkin of the Civil Platform party scored 29.54% of the vote. Viktor Gubarev of the Communist Party (CPRF) won 5.3% of votes, Gavril Parakhina of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) - 3.2%, and Vladimir Maksimov of the Party of Pensioners for Justice - 1.3%

The voter turnout exceeded 52% (316,000 voters). The overall number of eligible voters in the republic is 605,000.

The Central Election Commission will announce the final results on September 15.

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