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MOSCOW, September 10. /TASS/. A single day of voting, in which elections of different levels were covered by almost all Russian regions, demonstrated an overall standard turnout and did not bring any noticeable sensations in terms of results.
According to currently available information, none of the 16 regions where elections were held leaders to determine the winners will not need a second round, everywhere, the leaders are the acting heads of those entities. For many of them (the head of Buryatia, Mari El, Karelia, Udmurtia, Perm Krai, Kaliningrad, Kirov, Novgorod, Ryazan, Yaroslavl regions and Sevastopol) began the first campaign. Other (the head of Mordovia, Belgorod, Saratov, Sverdlovsk, Tomsk regions), confident enough pereyzbyralas in these elections, confirmed its position of the regional leaders.
Elections were held
“We can testify that the elections – and there was much in this single day of voting in our country was held and passed at a high level,” – said on a conference call with electoral headquarters of regional offices of “United Russia” party’s Chairman, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
“This time the elections were not combined with the Federal campaign, but overall it did not affect their quality, and in virtually every region of our voters showed respect to elections and high activity – somewhere more, somewhere less, but everywhere the elections were held at a good level,” he said.
The turnout according to the standard
On the eve of elections Expert Institute for social research predicted that the turnout on 10 September will be in the framework of the “regional standards”. Based on the analysis of the electoral trends of the region’s history experts have identified three groups of subjects of the Russian Federation: with the projected high level of civic participation (Mordovia, Saratov and Belgorod region), with the traditional medium level of participation (Buryatia, Mari El, Udmurtia, Perm Krai and Ryazan oblast) and the group of seven regions, where, “despite the high competition of the political process,” public participation is traditionally low. The last group includes Karelia, Yaroslavl, Tomsk, Kaliningrad, Novgorod, Kirov, Sverdlovsk region.