The analyst commented on the results of the second round of elections in Primorye

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Incomerate in photobanks votes at a polling station in Vladivostok during the second round of elections of the Governor of Primorsky Krai. 16 Sep 2018The analyst commented on the results of the second round of elections in Primorye© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Uncovereth the image Bank

The vote in the second round of elections of the head of Primorye, in which the candidates – the acting Governor of the region Andrey Tarasenko and the candidate from the Communist party Andrei Ishchenko – go minimal isolation from each other, protest is only partly, said RIA Novosti political analyst, expert of the Centre for social innovation «Black box» Natalia Kolomeitseva.

Earlier, during the counting of votes was in the lead the candidate from the Communist party Andrei Ishchenko, the gap between him and Andrei Tarasenko was up to 8%. On Monday morning, however, when calculating the 99.03% of the ballots in the second round of elections of the head of the region ahead of his opponent by 0.5% and gained 49,02%, was reported on the CEC website. Ishchenko said about the falsification of ballots in Vladivostok, Nakhodka, Ussuriisk and Artyom and announced an indefinite hunger strike. The electoral Commission of the Krai earlier reported that a check of the complaint of supporters Ishchenko. In the OP of the region noted that the observers of irregularities in the counting protocols are not recorded.

«Primorye has not turned red. It is a misconception that probably now begin to «pump» some strategists to attract to the region additional funds for its work. Although for me, definitely the results say the opposite, that the authority of (Russian President Vladimir) Putin’s incredibly high, time you all entered the people supported Tarasenko. Of course, it was a protest vote, but only partially,» said the analyst.

According to her, in the first round it was only to protest and to draw attention to Putin’s problems in the region. The candidate from the Communist party gained approximately the same number of votes as in the presidential election.

«Then (in March 2018 — ed.) it was a kind of collective appeal to the President that we are not all in order. To his credit, the President responded, and (the former head of region of Vladimir) Has from the region removed… Tarasenko experience Has not analyzed and key issues in the public space began to act the same. Therefore, the result of the first round has turned out the way it turned out… the Second round is quite another matter, then the protest vote have already joined personal rating Ishchenko born disapproval Tarasenko,» said Kolomeytseva.

The analyst explained that Tarasenko didn’t do very well at the state Council against the President.

She added that these elections could be the most competitive and honest of all regional elections in recent years, but still have to wait for the final results.The analyst commented on the results of the second round of elections in Primorye© Infografika of heads of regions of Russia

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