MOSCOW | Kremlin candidate wins in repeated vote in Russia’s Far East

16Dec - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

MOSCOW — Russians living in the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai elected a Kremlin-backed candidate for governor on Sunday after a previous election was thrown out due to voting fraud.

Local election officials said the acting governor of the region, Oleg Kozhemyako, won 61.4 percent of the votes after 95 percent of the ballots had been counted in the Russian region on the Sea of Japan.

The election commission said second place went to Andrei Andreichenko of the nationalist Liberal Democratic Party with 25.5.

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