MOSCOW, March 18. /TASS/. The Russian presidential election has already ended in the far East, “crossed the equator” in Siberia and the Urals, the process is gaining momentum in the West. Moreover, as noted experts and representatives of election commissions in all regions, the Russians are voting more actively than in the previous elections in 2012. The turnout at this point – in the article TASS.
The far East has made a choice
In seven regions of the Far East by 13:00 Moscow time the voting has ended. The polls closed in the two largest regions of the far Eastern Federal district – Primorsky and Khabarovsk Krai and the Jewish Autonomous region. Earlier, voting ended in Kamchatka, Chukotka, Magadan and Sakhalin regions.
In Primorye, the vote was more than in 2012. So, at 18:00 (11:00 GMT) the turnout in the region amounted to 55,44% voted 817 806 voters. In 2012, as at the same time, the turnout was 56,97%. As reported TASS, the Secretary of the election Commission of the Khabarovsk territory ojārs Mashkov, the turnout in the region at the same 18:00 local time amounted to 59.82%. According to the electoral Commission of the Jewish Autonomous region, the turnout at 18:00 was 56,51%.
The Governor of Khabarovsk territory Vyacheslav Shport noted that Voskresenie more people come to the polls, because he sees already made by the government to improve conditions of life and believes in the continuation of this work.
“Our goal was to create people have a good festive mood. You can, of course, to play music and dance on every street – that would be OK too, but you can before the election to create good living conditions… We have created some good yards, good roads, set up kindergartens, schools built, hospitals are building. People see that life is improved”, – said Shport.
Siberia: a record turnout
In Siberia as of 15:00 local time (11:00 GMT) the turnout is in the lead Tuva, where the votes of 69,17% of voters, and also the Kuzbass figure 60,72%. Buryatia showed the result of 56,86% in Altai Krai – 51,33%, the Republic of Altai is 50,46%
In Khakassia the elections have come 49,34% of voters in the Novosibirsk region – 42,64%, in Tomsk – 43,93%, in Krasnoyarsk region – 44,63%. According to the Chairman of the electoral Commission of the Irkutsk region Edward Devitskaya, in the region the turnout was 39,34%.
Meanwhile, there is information about problems in some areas: for example, according to the Chairman of the electoral Commission of Kuzbas Yury Emelyanov, there were claims that items interfere with the viewing of two plots with video cameras. Now these disadvantages are eliminated.
While in the North of the Krasnoyarsk territory in the electoral process was interfered by bad weather – as told by the Director of the school in Volochanka Denis Tarabykin, in the village of wind and frost under 40 degrees below zero. It’s cold in the city of Dudinka on the Taimyr Peninsula – there is a Blizzard, the temperature dropped to 13 degrees below zero. In Dudinka in front of each polling station established the plague, where people are treated to Northern meats and tea.
“We have tried to consider the needs of citizens, but of course, could not promise good weather. I hope that it will not deteriorate and humans will be a good spring mood”, – told reporters the head of the Peninsula Sergey Tkachenko.
Ural is catching up
In the Sverdlovsk region, as of 12:00 local time (10:00 GMT), the turnout was 25,96%, whereas in the last elections of the head of state that time, this figure made up 17.88%. By this time voted one of the oldest inhabitants of the region – 105-year-old from Yekaterinburg Vladimir Rusaliev. “Go to vote every time you want to choose someone you know that the people lived better,” said Rusaliev in conversation with the correspondent of TASS.
In the morning in the Volga region voters actively go to vote. In Bashkiria, where there are 180 voters over 100 years old, for voting active people come in the elderly, told reporters Secretary of the CEC of the Republic of Marina Dolmatova. The high voter turnout in the Volga region is noted in the Orenburg region: according to data for 12:00 (10:00 GMT), it was more than 32%. The most active voters in Komarovskaya BUT Yasnenskaya city district, Totsky and Kvarkenskijj areas – where the turnout was more than 42%. In the Saratov region also the turnout almost reached one third of the total number of: 10:00 GMT area voted of 24.56%, it is over 463 thousand people.
Not without complaints: in the Udmurt Republic in the territorial Commission received three complaints from observers of the candidate from the Communist party Pavel Grudinina. “The observers from the candidate addressed complaints that the posters with information about candidates, we were forced to stick with additional information about the revealed facts of failure to provide accounts information in accordance with the decree of the CEC of the Russian Federation”, – said journalists the Chairman of the Central election Commission of the Udmurt Republic Victor Kushko.
A similar complaint was registered in the election Commission of the Penza region. “A formal complaint from the Communist party received about the fact that the information the poster was pasted additional information (on accounts Grudinina – approx. TASS),” – said TASS Deputy Chairman of regional election Committee Alexey Klimushin, adding that the response will be given.
Start Of The North-West
As of 10:00 turnout in almost all the regions of the North-West, according to regional election commissions, exceeds the performance past the 2012 presidential election. In the Arkhangelsk region at that time voted of 8.43% (6.42 per cent in 2012), or 76 820 voters. “Active only at 34.5% of the vote in the New Earth, in the town of Mirny, the turnout was at 22.98% of active voters Mezensky, Leshukonsky, verkhnetoemskogo areas,” said TASS, the Secretary of the regional election Committee Elena Ploticyna.
In the Pskov region came to areas 43 986 voters (8,44% of the total number of eligible voters), almost twice more than in 2012. The increasing turnout at 10:00 Moscow time recorded in the Murmansk region. “At 10:00 voted 9,41% of voters versus 5% in 2012,” – said on Sunday, TASS the Chairman of the regional electoral Commission Anton Bogomolov.
In Karelia the turnout at 10:00 GMT was slightly higher than the previous presidential elections, reaching of 6.04% (4,79% in 2012) or 31 148 voters, told in the press service of the regional electoral Commission. In the Vologda region voted 8.75 per cent of voters, down 3% compared to the previous presidential election. “Increasingly choose the head of state in Cherepovets, where the turnout was of 12.69%”, – noted in regional election Committee.
In the Komi Republic at 10:00 voted 11, and 85% (13,54% in 2012) of voters. “Much more than usual vote in Vorkuta, where stations already visited by more than 10% of voters, and traditionally in rural areas,” said TASS, the Chairman of regional electoral Committee Dmitry Mityushev.
In the Kaliningrad region, where simultaneously with the opening of polling stations at 08:00 local time (09:00 MSK) opened a hotline for addresses of voters, the results on turnout are not yet known.
Crimea: “vote in his native state”
In the Crimea, which became part of Russia, exactly four years ago, voter turnout by 10:00 Moscow time made up 13.08%, according to the system of gas “Vybory”. In Sevastopol, by 10:00, according to local election Commission voted 14%. Among the voices here – not only citizens, who were citizens of Ukraine before the reunification of the Crimean Peninsula with the Russian Federation, but also those who had the Russian citizenship, living in the city-hero. “I’m not the first time elect the President of the Russian Federation, I was always a citizen of the Russian Federation, for many years I’ve been here the local foreigner… and the fact that I’m now in the territory of the native state is nice,” said TASS Deputy of the legislative Assembly of Sevastopol Michael Chaly.
Active voice and other regions of the South. In Volgograd oblast at 10:00, the turnout was 11.27%, significantly exceeding the previous presidential election (in 2012 this figure reached 6.65% – approx. TASS). As the correspondent of TASS, in Volgograd citizens massively go to the polls despite the rain.
In Rostov-on-don near the polling station in 1836 the building of the Council of veterans of the October district of the city was particularly crowded – there in full strength came to vote for the song and dance ensemble of Resguardo, located in the city on tour. “This is the first tour, dedicated to the 45th anniversary of the team, the time of the election found us in Rostov. We have 120 people. In Moscow took the absentee ballots,” – said TASS artistic Director of the ensemble, people’s artist of Russia Viktor Eliseev.
In Adygea the voter turnout as of 10:00 made up 11.85% (7,32% in 2012). In Maykop on election day the passage of the trolley decided to make free. For voters organized the itinerant trade, cultural and sports events, polling stations held a photo contest “Maykop picks,” where participants can win valuable prizes.
Among those who voted in the Adygea Republic – Aneta Litvinov, honored teacher of the Republic, honorary worker of General education of the Russian Federation, winner of Russian contest “to Educate a man”. “Today I voted for a strong, great, free Russia. I voted trusted person whom you admire. Russia has its own special way. And this way we will go together!” – said Litvinov to journalists at the polling station.
In the village of Dinskaya in Krasnodar voted Governor of the Krasnodar Krai Veniamin Kondratiev. Lowering the ballot, he assured: “All is well”. And in Gelendzhik to the polling station came to the local football team “Spartak” in the form. “As an athlete I very much hope that the sport will continue to evolve,” said the player Georgy Dmitriev.
The Choice Of The North Caucasus
Active voice and in the Caucasus. In Kabardino-Balkaria, the turnout for 10:00 MSK amounted to more of 25.73%, more than double the turnout in the 2012 election, the site came more than 135 million voters. In the Stavropol region, the turnout also exceeded the 2012 figures by more than half in the first two hours voted 11.56% of the voters in the regional capital to attract voters connected external notification – the city drive cars through speakers to alert residents about the forthcoming elections, the correspondent of TASS. In Chechnya in the first two hours voted more than 120,5 thousand people, of 17.04%.
In the Stavropol region during the voting process monitored by a few thousand observers and representatives of political parties and the public observers. “I attended the opening of polling stations, observers are first presented to the Public chamber, they demonstrate a relatively high activity… struck by the fact that many observers – representatives of the youth, they get their first political experience and great knowledge about the electoral campaign,” – said the representative of the Association “Civil control” Mikhail Polyanskiy.
In Dagestan, acting head of the Republic Vladimir Vasiliev voted at the place of registration – your vote he gave at the place of stay, on the polling station No. 1105, located in the building of the law faculty of the Dagestan state University in Makhachkala. “Today, it all depends on how people vote, and this is no exaggeration. Of course, we are all well aware that in order to solve such complex problems that face the whole of great Russia… we need to have a powerful leader. I hope that it will be”, – told reporters Vasiliev.
The Chairman of the coordinating center of Muslims of the North Caucasus, mufti of Karachay-Cherkessia Ismail Haji Berdiyev came to the polls with his family. He was accompanied by his wife and daughter. “I voted at a polling station in Kislovodsk, where it was. Made the choice for confidence in the future, a stable and strong Russia and a decent life for its citizens,” TASS said Berdiyev.
In North Ossetia on election day 18 young people under the age of 18, and the electoral Commission of the Republic gives them gifts. “A very interesting combination of numbers – 18 of 18 March 18 residents of the Republic. We can’t ignore them, and prepared gifts. I hope they will remember all her life memorable date for them”, – said journalists the Chairman of the Republican election Commission Zhanna Morgoeva.