10 Sep 2018 09:02

Putin congratulates Sobyanin on winning mayoral election in Moscow

MOSCOW. Sept 10 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Sergei Sobyanin on winning the mayoral election in Moscow.

"Putin has congratulated Sobyanin over the phone on winning the mayoral election in Moscow," an officer of the presidential administration told the press in the small hours of Monday.

Sobyanin is winning with 69.6% of the vote now that 82.48% of votes have been counted.

The voter turnout stood at 30.36%.

According to the Moscow City Elections Commission, Communist Party candidate Vadim Kumin is the first runner-up with 11.59% of the vote, A Just Russia's candidate Ilya Sviridov ranks third (7.2%), Mikhail Degtyaryov runs fourth (6.82%), and the Union of City Residents' candidate Mikhail Balakin comes last with 1.89% of the vote.

Sobyanin gained 51.37% of the vote in the previous mayoral election in 2013, when the voter turnout stood at 32.03%.