Putin’s ‘dictatorship’ had 88,000 candidates running in Sept 10th elections (PHOTOS)

Russia held local and gubernatorial elections in 82 regions of the country

Municipal and gubernatorial elections were held in Russia on September 10. About 6,000 campaigns were registered, including about 88,000 candidates (some run together on party lists). Voting was conducted across 82 regions of the Russian Federation.

Here are some of the highlights from RIA Novosti:

In 82 regions of Russia on a single day of voting on September 10 elections are held at different levels.
In total, about six thousand election campaigns will take place this day. The CEC registered about 88 thousand candidates, for which more than 45 million potential voters can cast their votes.
In 16 regions on this day, Russians have to elect governors.
In six constituent entities of the Federation, deputies of the Legislative Assembly are elected.
For the first time since Crimea rejoined Russia, the governor is being elected in Sevastopol, where Dmitri Ovsyannikov, current head of the region, aspires to this post.
In Karelia, the head of the region, Arthur Parfenchikov, is standing for reelection as governor.
Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region Evgeny Kuyvashev, who is running for the post of head of the region, voted at polling station No. 1331 in Yekaterinburg.
In Kaliningrad, five candidates are competing for the post of governor, including the head of the region Anton Alikhanov.
At the polling stations in different regions there are 11 foreign experts from the United States and the European Union. They do not have the status of observers, but they are invited guests and partners, the CEC noted.
CEC head Ella Pamfilova urged voters and observers not to be lazy, but to come to vote and monitor the election.
More than 220 thousand people in 20 regions of Russia have applied to vote outside the place of registration without having to take absentee certificates.
For citizens who can not come to the polling station, home voting is organized.
Public order on voting day was provided by more than six thousand employees of the Russian National Guard.
Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov gave his vote at polling station No. 142 in Moscow.
LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky, in turn, voted at a polling station in Moscow’s 814th school.

Before the single voting day, seven reports on violation of the day of silence were received on the hotline of the Central Election Commission, the CEC informed.

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