| MOSCOW, December 8 (Itar-Tass) -- Voting in the December
7 Duma elections at all 348 polling stations set up abroad went smoothly,
Central Election Commission chairman Alexander Veshnyakov said.
He told journalists on Monday that the Central Election Commission had
already received some data from these polling stations, but that the final
results would be announced within eight days of the receipt of all documents.
Veshnyakov said 6,519 people voted in Abkhazia and 2,841 in South Ossetia.
The Central Election Commission had to print another 20,000 ballots urgently
to allow Russian citizens in Georgia to vote for parties and as many to
vote for candidates in a one-seat constituency. However the number of
people who actually voted was quite small. He believes this proves that
"one cannot give in to emotions and political passions."
BERLIN. Most Russian citizens who voted in Germany supported United
Russia. Out of 4,205 people who voted at the Russian embassy in Berlin,
1,104 voted for this party, 990 for the Union of Right-Wing Forces, 835
for YABLOKO, 286 for Rodina, 215 for the Communist Party, 88 for the Liberal
Democratic Party, 71 for the Russian Party of Pensioners and Social Justice,
and 23 for the Agrarian Party.
Polling stations in Germany were set up at the Russian embassy in Berlin
and the consulates general in Hamburg, Bonn, Munich and Leipzig.
TASHKENT. Russian citizens living Uzbekistan voted for United Russia.
The head of the polling station at the Russian embassy in Tashkent, Igor
Demidov, told Itar-Tass on Monday that 48.58 percent (671 out of 1,381
people who came to the polls) voted for United Russia, 11.97 percent for
Rodina, 8.32 for the Communist Party, 8.11 percent for the Liberal Democratic
Party, 7.82 percent for YABLOKO, and 5.54 percent for the Union of Right-Wing
Valery Ryazansky, who is a member of United Russia's political council,
won in a one-seat constituency with 42.94 percent of votes, leaving his
closest opponents Valery Borshchev
of YABLOKO (15.06 percent) and Yaroslav Severovich of the Communist Party
(13.83 percent) trailing far behind.
ASHGABAT. Most Russians who voted in Turkmenistan cast their ballots
for United Russia. According to the Russian consulate in this country,
up to 40 percent of Russians who permanently live in Turkmenistan and
came to the polls voted for United Russia.
Most of them have dual citizenship. The turnout for the country was
3,072 and for Ashgabat 1,832. Those who voted in the elections make up
about 5% of Russian citizens permanently residing in Turkmenistan, Consul
Andrei Brovarets told Itar-Tass. In his view, this is a normal indicator
of activity of voters abroad. About 63,000 Russian citizens permanently
living in Turkmenistan and eligible to vote are registered at the consulate.
KIEV. United Russia received 55.2 percent of votes in the Duma elections
held in Ukraine. It is followed by the Liberal Democratic Party with 12.1
percent of votes, the Communist Party with 6.9 percent, and Rodina with
8.3 percent, Minister-Counsellor of the Russian embassy in Kiev Vsevolod Loskutov told Itar-Tass. He cited results from polling
stations set up the embassy and consulates in Kharkov, Lvov, Odessa, Simferopol
and the Black Sea Fleet.
YABLOKO receievd 2.9 percent of votes, and the Union of Right-Wing
Forces 2.7 percent.
A total of 17,900 people voted in the Duma elections in Ukraine. There
are 62,000 Russians registered at the diplomatic missions. They could
vote at 21 polling stations that were set up for the occasion.
MOSCOW. United Russia received the largest number of votes in seven
According to preliminary data, it was supported by 48.6 percent in
Uzbekistan, 45,9 percent in Kyrgyzstan, 44.4 percent in Moldova, 44 percent
in Azerbaijan, 40 percent in Tajikistan and as many in Turkmenistan, 29.6
percent in Estonia.
In Latvia and Lithuania the party was second with 30.19 percent and
26.2 percent respectively. Rodina received 32.05 percent in Latvia, 27.6
percent in Lithuania, 28.6 percent in Estonia, 13.97 percent in Uzbekistan
and 14.7percent in Moldova.
The Liberal Democratic Party was second in Kyrgyzstan (13.5 percent)
and Moldova (16.4 percent), and the Communist Party was second in Azerbaijan
(15.8 percent) and Tajikistan (22 percent). It came in third in Uzbekistan,
Kyrgyzstan, Latvia and Lithuania.
No preliminary results from other CIS states are available at this
MOSCOW. Four or five candidates running in one-seat constituencies
from the Union of Right-Wing Forces and YABLOKO will get seats in the
new Duma. YABLOKO leader Grigory
Yavlinsky did not run in a one-seat constituency and his colleague
Vladimir Lukin, who was
deputy speaker in the previous Duma, lost in the elections. YABLOKO candidates
who were elected are Sergei
Popov, Mikhail Zadoronov,
Galina Khovanskaya and
The Union of Right-Wing Forces has a similar situation. Neither Boris
Nemtsov nor Anatoly Chubais ran for the Duma in one-seat constituencies.
Irina Khakamada ran in St. Petersburg but lost to Gennady Seleznyov. Only
Boris Nadezhdin and Pavel Krasheninnikov were elected in one-seat constituencies
from the Union of Right-Wing Forces.
Both parties said it was too early to speak about the creation of deputies'
groups in the new Duma. Such group needs at least 35 members.
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