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Acting governor of Altai Territory Karlin wins gubernatorial election

September 15, 2014, 6:22 UTC+3 BARNAUL
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BARNAUL, September 15. /ITAR-TASS/. Acting Governor of Russia’s Altai Territory Alexander Karlin won the regional gubernatorial election with 72.97% of the votes in his favor after all of the ballots were counted, the local election commission said on Monday adding that the results were still preliminary.

Karlin, a member of the United Russia ruling political party, is followed by Sergei Yurchenko from the Russian Communist Party with 11.22% of the votes, Oleg Boronin (A Just Russia) - 7.54%, Andrei Shchulin (LDPR) - 5.16% and Vladimir Kirillov (Russian ecological party The Greens) - 1.62%.

According to unconfirmed data, voters’ turnout totaled 34.38% out of some two million registered voters in Western Siberia’s Altai Territory.

The local election commission the final results and the figures of the Sunday election will be announced on September 16.

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.

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 Karachai-Circassia - 66%.

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