In the Vladimir Region, 100% of the ballots for the early gubernatorial elections were counted. According to the regional election commission, United Russia candidate Alexander Avdeev won 83.68% of the votes. The votes of his rivals were distributed as follows:
- Sergei Biryukov (Just Russia – Patriots – For Truth) – 2.46%;
- Anton Sidorko (CPRF) – 6.53%;
- Sergei Kornishov (LDPR) – 3.35%;
- Alexander Subbotin (Party of Growth) – 2.01%.
The final results, as directed by CEC head Ella Pamfilova, will be announced on September 14. Commissions will be specifying points of contention until Wednesday.
Last year’s gubernatorial elections were characterized by a sluggish election campaign of many candidates, relatively weak campaigning and, as a result, low competitiveness. The result was not only the high result of the leader but also a low turnout, which the regional election commission registered at 29.05%.
During the first two days turnout was 18.56%. More than two-thirds of the region’s residents chose not to participate in the elections.
In the past elections, 1,374 observers were officially registered, 987 of them were from candidates and 387 from the regional Public Chamber. Forty-eight journalists were accredited to cover the process of voting.