The head of Khakassia called the second round of elections, a healthy competitive opportunity

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage in fotobounce CEC during the announcement of the preliminary results of the single voting day. 10 Sep 2018The head of Khakassia called the second round of elections, a healthy competitive opportunity© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage the image Bank

Acting head of Khakassia Victor Zimin, who lost in the gubernatorial elections the candidate of the Communist party Valentin Konovalov, called the second round of voting healthy competitive opportunity to draw conclusions about the work of the authorities of the region.

Elections in the Republic of Khakassia was held in a single voting day on 9 September. Zimin («United Russia») gained of 32.42% of the vote, losing to the candidate from the Communist party Valentin Konovalov scored 44,81%. None of the candidates receives 50% of the votes, it is anticipated second round of elections. The newspaper «Vedomosti» with reference to close to the Kremlin source said that Zimin may not make it to the second round and write a letter of resignation.

The head of Khakassia thanked those who gave him their votes and those who voted against it. «I agree, we worked hard and sometimes was wrong. For anybody not a secret that some people in the team have not justified trust. My and, most importantly, yours. It’s true, I do not hide, and this is my pain. But we have worked and are working. Perhaps somewhere slowly and quietly, but we build, develop, looking for new opportunities,» wrote Zimin in Instagram.

In his opinion, «the second round — a healthy, competitive opportunity.» «The opportunity for you to speak, and for us to draw conclusions. I am confident in our course. If people don’t trust me, and trust Valentina — it will be the decision of the people. Yesterday all saw that in our Republic the elections fair and transparent, without fraud and deceit», — said the head of the region.

Zimin head of the Republic since January 2009, was re-elected in 2013.