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ASTRAKHAN, September 15. /ITAR-TASS/. Acting Governor of Russia’s southern Astrakhan Region Alexander Zhilkin is leading in the regional gubernatorial election with 74.5% of the votes in his favor after half of the ballots were counted, the local election commission said on Monday.
Zhilin, a member of the United Russia ruling party, is followed by Oleg Shein from A Just Russia party with 17. Percent of the votes, Oleg Snegov (Communists Party) - 3.8%, Alexander Starovoitov (LDPR) - 2% and Alexander Tukayev (Automobile Russia) - 0.39%.
According to unconfirmed data, the turnout was estimated at 39% out of the 755,000 registered voters in the Astrakhan Region.
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.