Polling stations opened in the second round of elections of the Governor of the Vladimir region

© RIA Novosti / barbarian Gertaera in fotomancer in a single day of voting at the polling station. Archival photoPolling stations opened in the second round of elections of the Governor of the Vladimir region© RIA Novosti / barbarian Gertaera the image Bank

Polling stations opened at 8.00 GMT on Sunday in the Vladimir region for voting in the second round of elections of the Governor.

For the post of head of the region claimed by the candidate from «United Russia», the acting Governor Svetlana Orlova and the candidate from LDPR Vladimir Sipyagin.

«On election day we have the 985 polling stations, 44 of them have complexes of processing of ballots 2017», — told RIA Novosti the representative of the regional electoral Commission.

She said that will be able to vote around 1.13 million people.

In the first round on 9 September with a turnout of 32,96%, Orlov received 36,42% of the votes, Sipiagin — 31,19%. In addition to the gubernatorial election on 9 September, both candidates stood in deputies of regional legislative Assembly. In the end, both received mandates, but Orlov from his immediately refused, and Sipiagin took the mandate and is currently a Deputy from the liberal democratic party. As explained by RIA Novosti Deputy Chairman of the regional election Committee Sergey Kanishchev, in case of victory in the gubernatorial election, Sipiagin will have to make a choice, whether he will stay or Deputy will lead the region, because these powers are incompatible.

Polling stations opened in the second round of elections of the Governor of the Vladimir region© Infografika of heads of regions of Russia

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