Title for Episode VIII of world’s famous saga ‘Star Wars’ revealedSociety & Culture January 23, 21:19
Russia’s chief negotiator: Astana format gives hope for new level in negotiating processRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 23, 20:52
Astana talks focusing on mechanism of Syria ceasefire observance — oppositionWorld January 23, 20:23
Russia and Turkey hit Islamic State targets near al-Bab in Aleppo provinceWorld January 23, 20:06
Russia’s 4th Yasen-class submarine completes hydraulic testsMilitary & Defense January 23, 18:56
Arctic airport in search for investorsBusiness & Economy January 23, 18:50
Rosneft begins Arctic shelf’s seismological exploration from 2017Business & Economy January 23, 18:38
Tesla takes the lead in sales of electric cars in Russia in 2016Business & Economy January 23, 18:18
Politician says European-style reforms to degrade Ukraine’s economyWorld January 23, 18:16
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, September 15. /ITAR-TASS/. Acting Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod Region Valery Shantsev is leading in the regional gubernatorial election on Sunday with 86% of the votes in his favor after 90% of the ballots were counted, the local election commission said on Monday.
The acting governor, who is a member of the United Russia ruling political party, is followed by Alexander Bochkaroyev (Just Russia) with 5.7% of the vote, Alexander Kurdyumov (LDPR) - 2.4% and Maxim Suraikin (Communists of Russia) 2.1%.
Other candidates running in the election for the post of the governor of the Nizhny Novgorod Region, in central Russia, received less than one percent of the votes as the ballot count nears its completion.
Elections of various levels were held on Sunday 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 centers of Russian regions elected their mayors.
The voter turnout was in general low, but is some regions it exceeded 50%. 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.