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Crimea’s prime minister, his daughter among first to vote at referendum

March 16, 2014, 11:14 UTC+3 SIMFEROPOL
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SIMFEROPOL, March 16, 11:12 /ITAR-TASS/. Crimea’s Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov voted at a referendum on the status of the republic.

The Crimean prime minister turned up with his daughter, student Kristina at polling station number 08069 at secondary school number 10 in a residential district in the west of the Crimean city of Simferopol to vote among first participants at a referendum right after the start of voting at 8am (10am Moscow time) on Sunday, Kryminform news agency reported. Around 1.7 thousand people who are dwellers of residential houses in Marshall Zhukov Street and Heroes of Stalingrad Street are registered at this polling station.

After Aksyonov put his ballot paper in a ballot box he told reporters that, in his view, a referendum on the peninsula would end successfully. He named current referendum as a historic moment accompanied with unprecedented enthusiasm among local residents. “Only forward! Everything should end successfully, there are no doubts about this,” the republican premier said.

Meanwhile, Aksyonov said with confidence that current referendum would not result in any crisis as “everything will be peaceful and good.”

Along with the prime minister, already tens of local residents have voted in the first minutes after this polling station and the neighbouring one situated at the same secondary school opened. People have lined up for voting at the secondary school before eight hours in the morning. People keep coming to polling stations.

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