United Russia wins clear victory in five gubernatorial elections, 100% of votes counted
United Russia gubernatorial candidates have won a landslide victory in five regions with 100 percent of the votes counted, the Central Elections Commission reported on Monday morning.
United Russia's Oleg Kozhemyako has 77.28 percent of the vote in the Amur Region.
His contestants fall far behind: Roman Kobyzov of the Russian Communist Party has 9.99 percent of the vote, Ivan Abramov of the Liberal Democratic Party has 8.12 percent, and Dmitry Zharovsky of A Just Russia has 2.56 percent.
The local elections commission reported a turnout of slightly more than 36 percent, practically the same as it was in the previous gubernatorial election held 11 years ago.
United Russia's Yevgeny Savchenko was the obvious leader in the gubernatorial election in the Belgorod region with 77.64 percent of the vote.
His rivals - Irina Gorkova (the Liberal Democratic Party), Alexander Zapryagailo (the Patriots of Russia) and Alexander Kushnaryov (the Right Cause) - got 12.4 percent, 4.12 percent and 3.6 percent correspondingly.
The turnout stood at 59.48 percent.
Incumbent Governor, United Russia nominee Nikolai Denin won the election in the Bryansk region with 65.22 percent of the vote. His rival, Communist Party candidate Vadim Potomsky got 30.83 percent.
The turnout slightly exceeded 47 percent.
United Russia candidate Sergei Mitin scored 75.95 percent of the vote in the gubernatorial election in the Novgorod region. The Central Elections Commission reported that Nikolai Zakharov (the Patriots of Russia) got 10.63 percent and Viktor Mikhailov (the Liberal Democratic Party) got 10.43 percent.
The turnout reached 42 percent.
United Russia's Oleg Kovalyov gained 64.43 percent of the vote in the gubernatorial election in the Ryazan region. Vladimir Fedotkin was the first runner-up (21.92 percent). Alexander Sherin (the Liberal Democratic Party) gained 9.01 percent of the vote, and Alexandra Perekhvatova (the Right Cause) got 2.98 percent.
The Ryazan regional elections commission estimated the turnout at 43.67 percent.