Tatarstan's CEC gives 83.28% of vote to incumbent head Minnikhanov after local elections
KAZAN. Sept 14 (Interfax) - The Central Elections Commission (CEC) in Russia's internal republic of Tatarstan announced the results of the election of the region's head on Monday, giving a solid lead to the republic's incumbent head Rustam Minnikhanov.
Chairman of Tatarstan's CEC Andrei Kondratyev told reporters that Minnikhanov, who was nominated by the United Russia Party, has garnened 83.28% of the vote.
Minnikhanov won 94.4% of the vote in the 2015 election in Tatarstan. Voter turnout stood at 84.2% at the time.
Leader of the local branch of A Just Russia Party Almir Mikheyev has received 4.93% of the vote in the latest election, first secretary of the regional branch of the Communists of Russia Party Alfred Valiyev 4.64%, chairman of the Party of Growth's local branch Oleg Korobchenko 3.58%, and coordinator of the regional branch of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Vladimir Surchilov 2.84% of the vote.
Voter turnout stood at 78.78%, Kondratyev said.
Russian Federation Council member from the United Russia Party Oleg Morozov has won 73.42% of the vote in a by-election of a State Duma deputy in the Nizhnekamsk electoral district of Tatarstan, he said.
None of Morozov's rivals received more than 10% of the vote. Voter turnout totaled 86.69%.
United Russia Party member and general director of the Alabuga special economic zone Timur Shagivaleyev won in a by-election to Tatarstan's State Council in the Yelabuga district, garnering 61.09% of the vote.
The head of Tatarstan is elected for five years. Tatarstan is Russia's only region that still refers to its leader as president.