Elections of deputies of local self-government were held in the capital on September 9-11. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin thanked the townspeople for their active participation in the voting in his blog.
The turnout in the elections was 33.9%, 2.4 million people voted, Sobyanin said. According to the mayor, such activity is a record for municipal elections in the capital.
“Thank you, friends, for participating in the vote. You yourself made the most important decision – who will represent your interests in the local authorities of Moscow,” the mayor wrote.
Sobyanin noted that there are many new faces among the deputies. These are active and caring people who are well aware of the problems of their districts. The mayor expressed hope that they would justify the trust of voters.
The results of the municipal elections on the eve were summed up by the chairman of the Moscow City Electoral Commission Olga Kirillova. 1417 mandates have been distributed.
United Russia received 1160 seats, representatives of the public organization “My District” – 134, the Communist Party – 42, “Fair Russia” and “New People” – 20 each, the Liberal Democratic Party – 11, “Yabloko” – three, “Communists of Russia” – one. Also, 26 self-nominated candidates received mandates.
Elections were held in 125 municipal districts. Voting took place in traditional and electronic formats.
Those who voted remotely automatically became participants in the “Million Prizes” campaign. Muscovites won cars and certificates for shopping in stores, visiting cultural institutions, catering establishments, and more.