According to the preliminary data, almost 65% of ballots were cast for Alexander Beglov.
September 8, St. Petersburg residents voted in the gubernatorial election.
Three candidates ran for the office, one of them being Acting Governor of the city Alexander Beglov, the other two were Mikhail Amosov supported by the Civic Platform party and Nadezhda Tikhonova supported by the A Just Russia party.
According to the most recent preliminary data made public by the Central Election Commission, the vast majority, almost 65% voted for Alexander Beglov. Almost 17% of the ballots were cast for Nadezhda Tikhonova, and almost 16% for Mikhail Amosov.
Alexander Gutsan, Presidential Plenipotentiary in the North-West Federal District, said there were no major infringements during the election, voting was open and everybody who wished to had an opportunity to vote.
According to Viktor Minenko, Chairman of the St. Petersburg Election Commission, most of the reports about infringements during the election were faked, some of the videos submitted were made in other regions several years ago and had nothing to do with the St. Petersburg election.
By the end of the day it became clear the Acting Governor St. Petersburg was leading in the election. Alexander Beglov thanked voters and his rivals saying that each of the candidates has a valid programme deserving attention and suggested they should cooperate after the election. None of the candidates refused.
Mikhail Amosov expects this will be a cooperation between opponents, and as such it will be useful for the city.
Nadezhda Tikhonova intends to continue working for the city in the St. Petersburg parliament fulfilling the requests she received from those who voted for her.