Ishchenko Leads In Primorsky Territory Runoff With 76% Ballots Counted - Electoral Body

Ishchenko Leads in Primorsky Territory Runoff With 76% Ballots Counted - Electoral Body

VLADIVOSTOK (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 16th September, 2018) Andrei Ishchenko, member of the Russian Far Eastern Primorsky Territory's Legislative Assembly from the Communist Party, is leading with 52.65 percent of votes in the second round of local governor elections after slightly over 76 percent of ballots have been counted, the local election commission said on Sunday,

His opponent, Andrei Tarasenko, the acting governor of the region, has secured 44.

77 percent of votes.

Tarasenko and Ishchenko have made it to the second round according to the results of the vote held on September 9, having secured 46.56 and 26.63 percent of vote respectively.

As of 6 p.m. local time (08:00 GMT), the voter turnout made 29.15 percent. According to an exit poll, conducted by OOO KC Expert Group, Tarasenko was leading with 53 percent of votes.

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