MOSCOW, March 19. /TASS/. Voter turnout in the Moscow region for the presidential election on 18 March was 63.6%. About it on Monday told journalists the Chairman of Moscow election Committee Irina Konovalova.
“We can already say that the turnout in the presidential elections of the Russian Federation amounted to 63,63%, an increase of 2.4% is similar to the elections in 2012,” she said.
She noted that the high turnout in the presidential elections this year was the result of joint work of the Moscow regional election Commission and the CEC, and is also associated with good technical equipment areas. According to Konovalova, only on the territory of the Moscow region in the presidential elections voted 3.7 million people, including about 240 thousand citizens who made the decision to come to the polls at the place of stay in the suburbs.
Voter turnout in the previous presidential election on March 4, 2012 in Moscow region amounted to 61,35%. Just elections in the suburbs in 2012 was attended by 3.5 million people.
The Russian presidential elections were held on 18 March, which was attended by eight candidates: Sergei Baburin (party “Russian national Union”), Pavel Grudinin (KPRF), Vladimir Zhirinovsky (LDPR), Vladimir Putin (the independent candidate), Ksenia Sobchak (“Civil initiative”), Maxim suraykin (“Communists of Russia”), Boris Titov (Batch growth) and Grigory Yavlinsky (Yabloko).
According after processing of 99,84% of protocols of precinct election commissions, leading acting President Vladimir Putin, gaining 76,66% of the vote. According to preliminary data of the CEC, the turnout was of 67.49%.